CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, July 18–Assorted firearms including high–powered weapons, ammunition, modern gadgets and other supply were totally burned when fire razed to the ground the armory/stock room at the barrack of the army detachment located in this town last night.
A lone soldier, who was guarding the armory, quickly shouted for help but the flame spread so fast because the barrack was made of light materials, said 1 Lt. Edward Neil Camarillo, detachment commander. “At first, we thought the army detachment was being attacked by enemy as we heard loud explosion,” a civilian witness told reporters.
Responding firemen of Currimao and nearby Paoay quickly arrived at the fire scene but the blaze had already totally burned the army barrack and arsenal.(tsg/dd/al)