J. Jala | Posted on March 4, 2020

A total of 26 fire incidents have already been recorded in Bohol province even before the start of the Fire Prevention Month this March.

According to the data provided by the Bureau of Fire Protection in Region 7 (BFP-7), the total damages for these fire incidents reached P7,607,500.

The biggest ever to hit the province was the fire incident in a waste facility in Jagna town.

The 13-hour fire started at 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 29 but was declared fire out at 9:50 p.m. that same day.


According to BFP-7, the fire was raised to second alarm and has affected three structures. Damage was pegged at P6 million.

Other major fire incidents recorded in Bohol for the past two months this year involved mostly residential houses.

Some of the causes cited were mostly due to open flame when cooking, electrical misuse and burning of trash.

Senior Insp. Ethel Margaha, chief of the fire safety enforcement division of BFP-7, said in a media forum in Cebu City that they still “badly see the need” to conduct information awareness in every community about how to prevent fire incidents.


In Central Visayas alone, BFP-7 has recorded 1,893 fire incidents in 2019.

There were a total of 33 deaths recorded in that year.

In Bohol, there were already three females who died in the fire incidents from January to February 2020.

There was one recorded injured last January.

Margaha highlighted the importance of cooperation from the communities and called on them to also cooperate with the BFP.

By Bohol Island News

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