Fire breaks out in Philippine General Hospital; alarm raises to 3rd level

Part of the Philippine General Hospital at Taft Avenue, Manila early Sunday morning, according to  the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The authorities said that the blaze started in an operating room on the third floor of the facility.

The fire reached first alarm at 12:41 am and shortly second alarm at 12:59 am. It then immediately rose to a third alarm at 1:00 am and was put out at 5:41 a.m.

According to the Manila Public Information Office, no one was hurt in the fire however, a lot of patients were forced to evacuate outside the hospital including the premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Sta. Ana Hospital Director Dr. Grace Padilla said 12 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit were transferred to their hospital, while Ospital ng Maynila Director Dr. Karl Laqui said two patients needing appendectomy were moved to their facility.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.

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