[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”16″]Developing story: A building under construction in SM Megamall catches fire Thursday night, June 28.[/quote]
Manila, Philippines – A fire hit a building under construction in SM Megamall on Thursday evening, according to authorities. Local fire fighters and firetrucks are already around the area to contain the fire. Rescue teams are already on standby.
MMDA ALERT: Fire incident at EDSA Megamall NB involving Megamall under construction building as of 7:35 https://t.co/NuBDfd32R3 on 3rd alarm All vehicles please take Shaw tunnel for alternate route.MMDA and Local fire fighter on site. #mmda
— Official MMDA (@MMDA) June 28, 2018
As of 7:45 pm on Thursday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the fire is already under the 3rd alarm.
Traffic rerouting is currently underway as a heavy traffic jam is expected around the area. EDSA Shaw Service Road Northbound is temporarily closed to traffic to prioritize fire trucks and rescue vehicles according to MMDA. Northbound motorists are advised to take Shaw boulevard underpass for alternative route.
SM Megamall releases official statement following the fire incident.
“There is a fire incident happening in the construction site outside SM Megamall. Our Emergency Response Team, together with the Bureau of Fire Protection are already managing the situation. Only a portion of the mall is affected by smoke coming from the site. We are taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of everyone in complex,” said the SM in its official statement.
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