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AMBULONG BORACAY FIRE December 24,2015 10:32AM
ESTIMATED 1 HECTARE, 30-50 HOUSES/COMMERCIAL BUILDING WERE BURNED DOWN BY HUGE FIRE TODAY AT .
Below is a message from the Beavers reposted from Facebook. Click here to see video footage of the file, which was posted on Facebook.
DEAR PRAYING FRIENDS,
The First Love Ministry Center on Boracay has burned! Please will you pray? Pray for our school staff, Engineer Bong and our staff men dealing with all the damage in the aftermath of this big fire. The ground floor where the Red Cross is, has completely been burned out, along with our school resource room and library. All of the books and computers have all been burned. On the second floor, all the windows were forcibly broken to allow the heat and flames to escape, and so the Fire Dept could get the water hoses in. Also our third floor staff housing was completely burned. Please pray that the structural part of the building has been preserved. The fire was stopped in our building which saved many more houses and perhaps lives. Even with all the loss, God’s angels are standing by us. We are realizing that… “All things work together for good, to them who love God and who are called together for His purpose. ” Rom. 8:28
Dan is preparing now to fly back to Boracay from our family time in the USA. All our kids and grandkids just arrived Christmas California.
These are words of encouragement from one of our dear friends, “Material things can always be replaced. We are praying that the Ministry Staff will let everyone in the community see the Lord through their faith.”
Below is a story from rappler.com: click here for the complete story and photo.
Christmas eve fire ‘crowded’ Boracay
BORACAY, Philippines (Updated) – Ten people sustained injuries in a Christmas eve, December 24, fire in Boracay Island that left up to 60 families including dozens of children homeless.
The fire that started at Sitio Ambulong in Barangay Manoc-Manoc at around 10:45 am Thursday quickly swept through the main road and through the two-hectare property near the Muslim community compound, a dense residential area.
Fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Special Fire Protection Unit Boracay and volunteer fire brigade groups were quick to respond but the fire was only controlled at 1:05 p.m. Houses made of light materials were totally destroyed.
The fire damaged approximately P10 million worth of properties. Establishments Alevir’s Trading and Sespene Trading, both located on the main road, were also gutted by the fire.
When the fire broke out, traffic in the main road was re-routed by the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) to the circumferential road. The fire also interrupted power service on Boracay Island.
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