Saturday, January 12, 2013

News Coverage of the Fire

Most stories about the fire repeat the same information but this one from the government-run Philippine News Agency has some additional info:

Six die in Olongapo fire

OLONGAPO CITY, Jan. 11 (PNA) -- Six persons, including four foreigners, died when a fire razed a small hotel here at dawn on Friday.

Senior Fire Officer 3 Jose Borlagdatan said fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at the Dryden Hotel and Restaurant located at 138 Barangay Barreto here.

Borlagdatan said the victims were three Americans, two Filipino women and a South Korean.

The American victims were identified as Patrick Burk, James Brigati and Joe Valoso while the Korean national was identified as Hyung Ook Kim.

The two Filipino women have yet to be identified, Borlagdatan said.

Initial investigation showed that the blaze started at the third floor of the hotel which is owned and maintained by a 70-year-old American, David Fisher.

He said they have yet to determine the cause of the fire. (PNA)

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