Fire hits Boracay luxury resort, worth P20 million in damages

Image by Westcove Boracay and Crisostomo Aquino via Facebook accounts
  • A massive fire hit Nami Resort in Boracay
  • The upscale resort was burned with an estimate of P20 million worth of damages
  • The fire marshal revealed that the fire spread quickly because the villas of the resort had roofing made of dried cogon grass

A massive fire hit Nami Resort Boracay at Sitio Diniwid in Barangay Balabag. The fire lasted for 3 hours with an estimate of P20 million worth of damages.

Fire Senior Inspector Lorna Parcellano, Boracay fire marshal revealed that the fire began at 10:15 PM.

She shared with Inquirer, “It spread quickly because the villas of the resort had roofing made of dried cogon grass.” Parcellano added that firetrucks had to pass through several neighboring properties to reach the resort. She said, “The roads are narrow and the resort was uphill.”

Investigation is still underway but initial findings claim that the fire might have started at a garbage bin located at the kitchen of the resort.

Nami Resort had issued an official statement on their Facebook account saying, “As of initial reports, all guests and employees are safe and accounted for. We will conduct a full investigation, but for now we ask for your thoughts, kind wishes, and prayers at this difficult time.”

Source :

Inquirer, ABS-CBN

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