Fire hits National Archives building in Manila

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) — A fire hit a part of the building in the City of Manila that houses the National Archives of the Philippines early Sunday.

According to a report by fire authorities, the fire started on the sixth floor of the PPL Building on UN Avenue past 1 a.m. The blaze reached second alarm before it was declared out at 3:13 a.m.

Investigators reported no injuries but estimated the damage at around P800,000.

The National Archives announced on its website that no archival collections were damaged.

"There was a fire in the administrative offices of the National Archives of the Philippines this morning. No one was hurt. The archival collections are safe as they are stored elsewhere," said the announcement.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.