Charade Around 19 vehicles caught fire at the parking area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 yesterday in Pasay City. No one was hurt in the incident. (PNA photo by Avito Dalan)


April 22, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 93 views

AT least 19 motor vehicles caught fire yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 parking extension in Pasay City.

Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group director Brigadier General Christopher N. Abrahano said a fire of still unknown origin broke out at around 1:35 p.m.

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection and other fire suppression units rushed to the northdock extension parking area of NAIA T3 to control the fire which was officially put out nearly 30 minutes later.

MIAA Acting General Manager Eric Jose Ines an initial report reached his office that one vehicle caught fire, but when the Fire Department arrived to respond, there were already several others that were affected. The spread of fire was fast.

Ines said most of the cars were severely damaged.

Ines said they are looking into several causes, including extreme heat and grassfires.

“Because it was windy, and the area is surrounded by grass,” he said.

The MIAA, he said, has no liability regarding the incident as the parking area is leased to a private concessionaire.

Police placed the site under a temporary lockdown while the fire is still raging briefly snarling traffic in the area. No injuries were reported during the incident.

Normal airport operations continued and no flight was disrupted. By Alfred Dalizon and Philippine News Agency