16-Year-Old PWD Dies After Being Trapped When Fire Hits Vulcanizing Shop

A PWD passes away after being trapped in his room when fire hits vulcanizing shop

PWD – A 16-year-old died after being trapped when a fire hit a vulcanizing shop in Valenzuela.

PWD dies in fire incident
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A fire incident is defined as an incident involving smoke, heat, and. flames causing property damage to multiple building fixtures or fittings.

According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, a total of 77,724 fire incidents or an average of 15,545 fire incidents every year or 42 fire incidents a day have been recorded from 2013 to 2017.

Among the causes of fire incidents in the Philippines are open flame due to torch, unattended cooking and lighted candles, electrical connection, and lighted cigarette butts.

On the other hand, among the ways in order to prevent incidents of fire are the following; checking all electrical wirings regularly, avoiding electrical overloading, installing smoke alarms, no smoking inside the house, keeping matches and other flammable objects out of children’s reach and keeping the burning candles within our sight.

Earlier, a 16-year-old person with disability (PWD) perished in a fire incident that hit a vulcanizing shop in Valenzuela City.

The PWD was trapped in his room located above the vulcanizing shop in Barangay Ugong and the first alarm was raised at 2:50 a.m.

Apparently, the junk shop next to the vulcanizing shop was also hit by fire.

The fire was placed under control at around 3:33 a.m while it was put out at exactly 4:19 a.m.

Authorities are still investigating the incident in order to identify the cause and extent of the damage.

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