One firefighter was injured when two firefighting apparatus collided during a structure fire in the Philippine city Cagayan de Oro Sunday.
A police report said that a fire truck from Gaisano Fire Volunteer group hit a rig from the Chinese Fire Volunteer department at an intersection. The extent of the injuries to the Gaisano firefighter driving the rig was not reported. No other firefighter injuries were reported.
Interaksyon reported that two civilians suffered minor burns in the fire that consumed two residential units. Fire investigators say the cause may be electrical.
“Because the houses here are made out of light, easily combustible materials and built next to one another, we immediately raised the alarm from first to fourth alarm,” Samsun Velarde, district executive senior fire officer of the Cagayan de Oro City Fire District 1 told Interaksyon. “This prompted several fire stations to quickly respond. As of our initial assessment, we had about five fire stations and then an additional three fire volunteer stations that responded to our fire alarm.”