More fire cases in Davao Region in Q1 2015

Apr. 01, 2015

DAVAO CITY – Fire incidents in Davao Region during the first quarter of the year is higher by seven incidents compared to the same period last year, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection said.

Fire Superintendent Sydney Besana, assistant director of the BFP 11 said they have recorded a total of 117 fire incidents this year 2015 while 110 were recorded last year.

Besana also cited negligence as the primary cause of fire incidents.

Besana said many houses are prone to electrical overload since the wirings are not changed as occupants acquire more appliances and electrical gadget as time goes by.

“Occupants must be aware of the possibility of electrical overload whenever they plug in more appliances in a low capacity wiring system.” he said.

Besana said the BFP continues to be on red alert this Lenten Season.

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