The Manila Central Post Office in Lawton, Manila was hit by a massive fire on Sunday night, May 22. ![viber_image_2023-05-22_05-43-53-011.jpg]( ###### Photo courtesy of BFP/ MANILA BULLETIN ###### The fire, which started at 11:41 p.m., quickly escalated and reached the second alarm at 12:28 a.m., according to the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP). Subsequently, the third, fourth, and fifth alarms were raised at 02:17 a.m, 4:28 a.m., and 4:32 a.m., respectively. The fire continued to intensify, leading to the declaration of Task Force Alpha status at 4:36 a.m., Task Force Bravo at 4:45 a.m., Task Force Charlie at 5:02 a.m., and Task Force Delta at 5:25 a.m. As of 5:54 a.m., the fire remains at a General Alarm level. Efforts to control the fire are ongoing. This is a developing story.

Source: Manila Bulletin (