Fire hits Phivolcs building

Posted at 11/29/12 5:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Fire hit the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) building in Quezon City Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said only the 4th floor of the building, which is being renovated, was damaged in the fire.

The fire reached the second alarm and was declared out at 3:55 p.m.

Science and Technology Director Mon Liboro said the fire did not affect the operations of Phivolcs.

He suspects that welding operations in the building’s 4th floor may have triggered the fire.

No casualties have been reported. -- With a report from Dennis Datu, dzMM