MASBATE CITY, November 15, 2016 (Bicol Standard)--A series of huge explosions followed by the roaring of flames were heard at portions of the Masbate Provincial Police at 1:30 a.m. earlier today.
Gutted in the fire was the building occupied by the Police Community Relations Branch, Intel Branch, Supply Branch, Women and Children Police Desk Office, PIAS Office, NAPOLCOM Office, and the Masbate Crime Laboratory Office.
Due to the fire, some fragments of the firearms and ammunition housed inside the stock room blew up and were hurled into nearby residences.
As of this writing, the cost of the damages is still undetermined.
Fire out was declared at 5 a.m.
Senior Inspector Malu Calubaquib of the Police Regional Office 5 said they are still waiting for the official follow-up report. (With report from Jet Ramos/BICOLSTANDARD.COM)