Forests again ablaze in Benguet

Cervantes forest fire (photo by Bureau of Fire Protection Cervantes)

BAGUIO CITY – Fires again destroyed forests in Benguet province on Mar. 10, burning an estimated 15 hectares of mountain lands.

A fire that started at around 5:45 pm in Sitio Bisil, Barangay Gumatdang in Itogon town was put out at around 4:00 am the following day, according to the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) in the municipality. The fire razed some five hectares of forest.

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