ORMOC CITY-The local Bureau of Fire Protection in Kawayan, Biliran is conducting a thorough investigation over the origin of the fire that gutted four classrooms at Mapuyo Elementary School last Saturday(March 16).

Local police chief, Lt. Rodolfo De Mesa, said that the fire was first discovered by a resident identified as Boy Rabora who noticed smoke coming from one of the rooms of the said building.

The fire, which started at about 3:30 am immediately spread to the three adjacent rooms.
The affected rooms, according to school officials, were being used by Kindergarten, and Grades 1 and 3 students, DE Mesa said.

The fire was declared under control by the local fire at 6:08 am and declared fire out at 6:27 am.

The cause of the fire is still to be determined by the BFP Kawayan as the investigation is still ongoing.

No injuries/casualties were reported from the fire with an estimated damage of P1.72 million.