A roaring fire hit Star City, an amusement park in Pasay City, shortly after it was closed at midnight on Wednesday.
The flame blew up at exactly 12:22 a.m. and authorities believed it started in a stockroom.
Fires have spread rapidly through other parts of the building and a huge amount of smoke were seen rolling up to the sky.
According to a fire emergency dispatch TXTFire, the incident reached Task Force Alpha at 2:28 a.m.
It was declared under control at 4:32 a.m., the Pasay City Fire Station said in a phone interview with Inquirer.net.
Though around 80% of the main building was destroyed, no casualties have been reported, said Pasay City fire marshall Superintendent Paul Pili.
When he asked regarding the possible source of fire, Pili said the firefighters are still “looking for electrical… and arson case because there is a tweet that says Star City will soon die, parang ganun.”
In the meantime, the management of Star City announced that it will not be operating throughout the Christmas season because of the damage brought by the fire.
Besides the amusement park, Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) radio and TV broadcast building was also affected.
For now, Ruperto Nicdao, MBC President, said in a statement that they are also working with officials to identify the root of the fire.
However, he confirmed that the company’s FM radio stations including Yes! the Best, Love Radio, and Easy Rock will continue airing despite the incident. Its AM station, on the other hand, will be operating in more or less 48 hours.