The damages caused by fire incidents in Bacolod City in 2021 was pegged at P9,089,150, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) revealed.
The local BFP recorded a total of 206 fire incidents in 2021, far lower compared to the 262 incidents recorded in 2020, it said.
Electrical post fires topped in the number of fire incidents with 85 recorded in 2021, followed by residential fires at 45, and grass fires at 36.
Most of the fire incidents occurred in December 2021 with 52 incidents, but November was the costliest month in terms of fire damage at P1,886,700.
No one perished in 2021 fire incidents, although the BFP recorded six fire-related injuries.
As the observance of this year’s Fire Prevention Month begins tomorrow, March 1, the BFP in Bacolod also released a list of barangays they identified as critical fire prone areas.
These are Barangays 1, 2, 10, 12, 16, 19, 20, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, and 40.
Also in the list are Barangays Alangilan, Bata, Banago, Cabug, Estefania, Felisa, Granada, Handumanan, Mansilingan, Pahanocoy, Punta Taytay, Sum-ag, Singcang-Airport, Taculing, Tangub, Villamonte, and Vista Alegre.
The BFP also clarified that the barangays they identified have certain puroks which are fire prone.* (DGB)