Fire in Zamboanga del Sur market leaves ₱1M in damages

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  • A fire razed a public market in the Municipality of Bayog on Monday morning.

Zamboanga del Sur (CNN Philippines, March 20) — A fire which razed a public market in the Municipality of Bayog on Monday morning left a million pesos worth of damages.

Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Abraham Capayas said the fire in the Bayog Public Market began at around 12 midnight, starting from the vegetable section before hitting the dried fish section and other food stalls.

Fire volunteers put the fire out at 4:30 a.m. No casualties were recorded in the incident.

Bayog Mayor Jun Babasa said they plan to build temporary structures so vendors can continue their livelihood. The town council will also meet to decide on a budget allocation  for the rebuilding of the public market.