The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ (NGCP) 230 kilovolt line in Binan-Muntinlupa caught fire earlier today, causing the foundation on one of its towers to collapse.
“Due to the extent of the fire, the foundation of Tower 34 of the said line was weakened, causing the tower to lean. Fortunately, due to NGCP’s line redundancy system, there were no power interruptions,” NGCP said on its Facebook page.
NGCP personnel were at the site to assess the damage and check the safety perimeter, while aerial patrols evaluated the tower’s condition, they said.
The fire started broke out around 8:48 a.m. and reached the second alarm at 8:55. The Bureau of Fire Protection declared fire out at 9:15 a.m.
The fire reportedly damaged over 50 houses in Barangay Alabang, with residents claiming the agency has been asking them not to take residence around the tower.
Both the NGCP and BFP are coordinating on the matter. More details to follow.