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Fire hits PGH main building
Fire hits PGH main building
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Fire hits PGH main building
by Christhel Cuazon13 March 2024
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A fire engulfed a portion of the main building of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on Wednesday, March 13, around 3 PM.

According to the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), the fire escalated to Alert Level Three at around 3:24 PM.

The fire affected wards one and three of PGH. Patients from the cancer ward were seen evacuating outside the building.

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The fire at the state-run hospital was declared “under control” at 3:34 PM.

An hour later, at 4:30 PM, Manila DRRMO declared that the fire was completely extinguished at 4:30 PM.

As of writing, authorities have yet to disclose the cause of the fire.

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