Fire in Grand Central mall in Caloocan put out, finally

The Grand Central mall in Caloocan City has reached Task Force Delta alarm status, Starting at the interior and spreading to the parking are at the back of the complex, 7p.m Saturday night, a fire blaze around 10:45 p.m on Friday continued to rage at Ever Gotesco Grand Central Mall in Caloocan City.

According to Mar Flordeliza, an investigator of the interagency task force of the Department of the Interior and Local Government  the flames were not visible from outside the mall, the smoke and the heat prevented firefighters from taking out at least 50 LPG tanks which were earlier stacked at the mall’s parking area.

“If the fire reaches the tanks, we may have a series of explosions,” Flordeliza added.

Firefighters said the fire at the Ever Gotesco Grand Central Mall started from the Rusty Lopez stall on the ground floor.  According to volunteer firefighters, no one was reported injured in the fire.

Firefighters needed to wear oxygen masks to get to the area. Caloocan City fire marshal Superintendent Oscar de Asis said

The blaze reached Task Force Delta at 5: 40 a.m. Saturday before it was declared under control at 11:59 p.m. later that day.

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