Mt. Apo closed to climbers indefinitely

BARANGAY KAPATAGAN, Digos City (MindaNews / 31 March) – The country’s highest peak will be off limits to climbers after the Mt. Apo Natural Park – Protected Area Management Board… »

Mt. Apo fire responders may request for another helicopter

BRGY KAPATAGAN, Digos City (MindaNews / 30 March) – Fire responders may request for another helicopter to add to the existing Super Huey helicopter from Cebu in suppressing the massive… »

Rescue and firefighting course grads in ARMM willing to volunteer for Mt. Apo

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 30 March) – New graduates of a rescue and firefighting course in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are willing to help out and go… »

Start of the Fire

A group of mountaineers and bikers from Cotabato City saw the beginning of the fire at Mt. Apo, as shown in this picture taken at 4:59 p.m. on Saturday (26… »

3 mountaineers behind Mt. Apo fire?

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) – Three unidentified mountain climbers who stayed at the peak of the country’s highest mountain were believed to be responsible in the bush fire… »

BFP’s Special Rescue Unit dispatched to Mt. Apo to help put out fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) — The Bureau of Fire Protection’s Special Rescue Unit has been dispatched to Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak,  to help put out the… »

20 homes gutted down in Davao fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 March) – A fire gutted down at least 20 houses at St. John Village in Bucana in this city Thursday afternoon, just a couple of… »

Surigao Fire

Firemen put out the last remaining embers of a fire along Nueva Extension in Barangay Taft, Surigao City Thursday afternoon (18 February 2016) that gobbled up close to a hundred… »

“Sleeping Beauty” fire

Fire of still undetermined origin lights up the evening sky over Lanao del Sur’s “Sleeping Beauty” mountain in this photo taken at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The fire reportedly… »

Fire razes house in Davao on New Year’s Day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Jan) – A total of P120,000 worth of properties were lost after a fire gutted a house at Crossing Malabog in Paquibato District in this… »

15 killed, 13 injured in Zambo dawn fire

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/31 October) – Fifteen persons, six of them children aged 1 to 10, were killed while 13 others were injured in a dawn fire Saturday that destroyed P8… »

Fire razes P5M worth of properties in SouthCot market

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 May) – An estimated P5 million in property was destroyed after a fire razed a portion of the central public market of Surallah town… »

Grass Fire

Firefighters help each other put out a grass fire that got out of control due to the summer heat in Barangay Camaman-an in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (21 April… »

At least 70 families left homeless in Datu Paglas market fire

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – At least 70 families were rendered homeless Friday night as fire razed dozens of houses near a rural bank in the town market of Datu… »


This used to be the famous Luz Kinilaw restaurant along Quezon Blvd. in Davao City. But fire razed it to the ground Wednesday evening (1 April 2015). A total of… »

Davao fire razes 57 houses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Apr) – Almost a year after a huge fire razed 8.8 hectares in the same area along Quezon Blvd., another fire hit Wednesday, burning down… »

Fire incidents in Caraga drop in 2014

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – Fire incidents in Caraga Region dropped 14.59 percent last year compared to the previous year, the Bureau of Fire and Protection-Caraga reported. In… »


Mag-matngon gayud karong bulana pahimangno sa taga-fire department basin moulbo, simbako! ang apartment. Uso man gud karon ang sunog unang semana sa Marso magsugud Ting-init, delikado bisan gani ang painit… »

Fire razes police barracks in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY(MindaNews/20 December)—A police barracks and a house were razed by fire at around 2:30 p.m. today in PC Hill, Rosary Heights 1 here. Citing initial investigation, Fire Insp. Jame… »

Fire razes Zambo Norte town hall

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 October) – A fire that broke out early Tuesday razed to the ground the two-story semi-concrete municipal hall building of Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte, a… »

Fighting Fire

Firefighters dump water into a blaze that razed four houses to the ground Sunday afternoon (19 Oct 2014) in Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

2 children perish in Basilan fire

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 September) – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that two children, described by their father as “special children,” perished in a fire incident in… »

Earthquake and Fire Drill

Students from Notre Dame of Kidapawan College participate in an earthquake and fire drill Thursday. This activity is in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Preparedness Consciousness Month.… »

Fire displaces 200 families in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 June) – At least 200 families were displaced while two people, including a fireman, were injured in a four-hour fire that hit a slum community… »

Davao Fire

DAVAO FIRE. Firefighters put out a fire at the warehouse in Barangay Communal, Buhangin District, Davao City on Thursday, 29 May 2014. The fire started around 11 a.m. and declared… »

Duterte mulls more aid to fire victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April)—The City Mayor’s Office is planning to increase its assistance to the victims of the fire that wiped out eight hectares of residential buildings last April 4… »

Cagayan de Oro Fire

A volunteer fire fighter puts on more water towards houses hit by a fire in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City Monday afternoon (21 April 2014). But firetrucks were delayed with the… »

“Bakwits” from fire are now “bakwits” from rain

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) — The City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) is currently looking for alternative evacuation sites for 382 families displaced by the April 4… »

Fire Victims

A Badjao couple uses recycled plastic and sack as roofing for their makeshift tent at the Magsasay Park grounds, Davao City on Wednesday, 9 April 2014. Their house was among… »

Davao doles out cash assistance to fire victims

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – The city has began distributing out cash assistance to the 3,547 victims of the fire that ravaged Barangays 22-C and 23-C last Friday.… »

There’s enough food packs for Davao fire victims – DSWD

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aprl) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has assured there’s enough food packs for the victims of the fire that burned… »

Davao needs air assets to combat fire unreachable by fire trucks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The Bureau of Fire Protection here needs air assets to fight fires in areas that cannot be reached by the city’s firetrucks. In… »

The morning after

The morning after the big fire that razed at least 1,000 houses in  three barangays in Isla Verde,  Davao City — Barangays 23-C, 22-C and 21-C — a resident tries to… »

Huge Davao City fire caused by a candle–BFP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 April)—At least 1,000 houses in three villages here were gutted down by a fire Friday night that was allegedly caused by a candle, the Bureau of Fire… »

Act of Kindness

Phoebe Jane Burdeos is deaf, yet her disability does not hinder her from helping out others. Here she is distributing bread to children whose families lost their homes during the… »

Friday the 13th Fire

Neighbors help each other in putting out the fire or preventing it from spreading by throwing water into still undamaged houses in Purok 4, barangay Port Poyohon in Butuan City… »

5 killed in Surigao town dawn fire

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 Oct.) — Five persons died in a fire in Claver, Surigao del Norte at dawn on Sunday. SPO1 Joel Verano, an investigator at the Claver police station… »

Firecracker outlet catches fire in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 August) – An explosion rocked this city Friday night after an outlet of firecracker and pyrotechnic products caught fire that gutted a two-story commercial building. Supt. Dominador… »


A young boy takes a peek at the smoldering ruins of the gutted warehouse of the Granexport Manufacturing Corporation (Granex), the biggest coco oil mill in Asia, in Barangay Kiwalan,… »

Bodega Fire

Firefighters battle the fire that gutted the warehouse of Granexport Manufacturing Corporation (Granex) in Kiwalan, Iligan City Monday night 20 May 2013. Containing thousands of tons of copra, it took… »

17 killed in Butuan fire

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/9 May) – A fire of still unknown origin that erupted before dawn here today right in the middle of town killed 17 people, all employees of the department store Novo Jeans and Shirts who were trapped inside the building.

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