JASAAN, Misamis Oriental -: A fire of unknown origin gutted the multi-million air conditioned poultry complex of five buildings early Friday morning here.
Fire investigators said that the fire was tapped in about 2 a.m. Friday, the fire was placed under control an hour later.
The initial damaged was placed at P 1 million while an assessment of the amount of destruction continues, fire investigators said.
A poultry worker identified as Wilfredo Tañen said that the fire started in the third building that spread toward the second building.
He said that the poultry’s floorings were made of plastics that easily caught fire.
According to Tañen, they disinfected the entire poultry complex Wednesday and made preparations to provide 20,000 newly hatched broiler chicks Friday.
No broiler were burned in one of the largest air-conditioned and mdeenized poultry complex in Misamis Oriental owned by former Congressman now Gingoog City Vice Mayor Peter Unabia.
Fire investigators were still looking into the cause of fire, which many suspected to be chemically triggered after the disinfection of the building. -0-