Fire broke out at the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) office in Binondo, Manila before dawn Sunday, September 5, 2021, damaging around 800,000 pesos ($16,000 US Dollars) worth of property.
No one was hurt during the incident. No important documents were damaged, officials said.
“The archival collections are safe as they are stored elsewhere,” the NAP said in a statement.
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BF) said the fire started at around 1:04 a.m. at the administrative offices on the sixth floor of the building.
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