One dead, one injured in Baseco fire

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) — One person was killed while another was hurt in a fire that hit Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila Wednesday evening, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.

The fire hit a residential area and reached first alarm at 6:44 p.m., then second alarm 15 minutes later, according to the BFP.

The bureau declared the blaze under control by 8:10 p.m., and fire out at 9:31 p.m.

The fire started in the ground floor of a two-storey building. The cause is still unknown.

This story will be updated.