The fire started at 11:48 a.m. at Counter 17 while PAL check-in staff were busy processing the travel documents of departing passengers.
An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) of the information monitor of Philippine Airlines (PAL) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 2 departure area caught fire on Saturday (October 23), reportedly due to overheating.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the fire started at 11:48 a.m. at Counter 17 while PAL check-in staff were busy processing the travel documents of departing passengers.
Airport employees immediately reported the incident to the Terminal Safety Services (TSS) office.
However, before the TSS men arrive to the scene, personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)identified as Ramil Susuco was able to control the fire using portable fire extinguishers installed nearby.
MIAA general manager Ed Monreal instructed the TSS members to thoroughly inspect all UPS and monitors in all airline counters in four NAIA terminals to prevent a recurrence of the incident.
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