Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Joel Ybardolaza | posted April 05, 2016 12:54
Over 40 Honda vehicles damaged in pre-dawn fire
Earlier today, fire broke out in Honda's Quezon Avenue dealership, escalating from first to fourth alarm in 30 minutes.
According to the Quezon City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire broke out in the Human Resources room at about 1:30 AM. BFP Marshal Jesus Fernandez the fire was put under control by 2:57 AM and was put out by 3:00 AM. Although the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, Fernandez said the the source may have been electrical.
The fire led to over 40 cars being damaged which included the dealership's inventory and customer cars. The parts stockroom was also consumed by the fire. Joel Sevilla, general sales manager of Honda Car Service said that damage to the vehicles are estimated at Php 28 million. Structural damage was reported at PhP 2 million.
Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.
Despite the damage, Sevilla said that normal operations will resume in Honda Cars Quezon Avenue. BFP is currently conducting their investigation.