Take a look at the Star City fire aftermath. The fire hits the famous amusement park a few minutes after midnight on Tuesday.
Pasay City Command, Control, Communication, and Information Center – C3 shared photos on their Facebook page what the Star City looked like when the fire and smokes cleared up.
Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) was looking at arson as a possible cause of the fire after Lisa Macuja, the wife of Fred Elizalde, the amusement park’s owner, showed them a Twitter post saying “Star City will die” during the initial investigation.
Pasay City Fire Marshall Superintendent Paul Pili also wondered why the different buildings of Star City started burning almost at the same time.
Aside from arson, BFP was also looking at electrical problems as a possible cause of the fire, which damaged almost 60% of the Star City compound.
As of 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters declared the fire under control.
The Star City management announced this morning that the iconic amusement park would be closed for a year after it was severely damaged by fire.
Atty. Rudolph Steve Juralbal, vice president for legal affairs of the Elizalde Group of Companies, said, “We’re targeting reopening about October next year. It’s necessary because the importation of rides takes time and the set-up of the park also.”