Fire hits 100 shanties in Muntinlupa

Posted at 11/10/2012 9:12 PM | Updated as of 11/10/2012 9:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A huge fire hit a large residential area in Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa City on Saturday afternoon.

At least 100 shanties near the tracks of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Marquez Compound, Purok 7 were affected by the fire.

Muntinlupa Fire Marshal Chief Inspector Roderick Aguto said the blaze that began at 6:26 p.m. reached the 5th alarm.

The fire has temporarily shut down PNR operations in the area and also created a huge traffic that affected Alabang, particularly the national road connected to Poblacion, Putatan and Susana Heights.

Fire men are still trying to put the fire under control. -- Report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM