WATCH | Fire topples NGCP transmission tower in Alabang

April 19, 2017 - 12:45 PM
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An NGCP tower tilts after being licked by a recent fire at a residential area near the Alabang viaduct. This time, NGCP is caught in a burning issue over its alleged violation of its concession agreement with Transco. FILE PHOTO FROM MICH OROSA OPLE, NEWS5

MANILA, Philippines — A 230kV transmission tower near the Alabang exit of the South Luzon Expressway collapsed Wednesday morning when a fire struck houses around its base, weakening its foundation.

But the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said their line redundancy system prevented power interruptions.

News5’s Michelle Orosa-Ople, who was at the site of the incident, said the fire was declared out by 11:56 a.m.

WATCH MICHELLE OROSA-OPLE’S ON-SITE VIDEO COVERAGE:

News5 Live | Sarado ang bahagi ng Northbound sa Alabang exit dahil sa pagbagsak ng tore ng NGCP. | via Michelle Orosa-OpleHIGHLIGHTS:Posibleng naapektuhan daw ang pundasyon nito ng sunog sa residential area sa Brgy. Alabang kaninang umaga. Hindi pa rin sigurado kung kailan maiaalis ang bumagsak na tower. Wala pang kumpirmadong epekto nito sa power grid.

Posted by News5 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017