NUEVA ERA, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 7–A wildfire of unknown origin reportedly destroyed some 50 hectares of forest land in the border mountain of Brgy. Naguilian, this upland town, and Brgy. Sacritan, Pinili, Ilocos Norte, environment officials said.
A report said a joint police-firefighters team was dispatched to the area to contain the blaze but they failed as their fire trucks only reached the foot of the mountain.
The province ENRO’s Estrella “Baby” Sacro and PENRO’s Victor Dabalos were checking reports if the burned areas were part of the national government forest plantation project. (tri-media report)