Raging forest fire goes on for the 5th straight day in Eastern Samar
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Raging forest fire goes on for the 5th straight day in Eastern Samar

Balangiga : Philippines | Feb 20, 2014 at 8:22 PM PST
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49 reports from concerned citizens in different towns of Eastern Samar have been received and posted in a website Who's talking in Eastern Samar about a wildfire or forest fire now currently raging in their vicinity.

The reports said the wildfire has been going on and spreading for the 5th day today. A concerned texter mrahc.ykcut said the bushfire is in Balangiga, Giporlos and McArthur, with its exact location in between Sta. Rosa and Balangiga, Bantayao areas.

NarsAbby: RT @whatwouldjjddo: estimates that the fire has now covered more or less 50 hectares.

From Teacher Ruth Basilides: texted: “Visible smoke coming from the forest fire, viewed at the back of my classroom here at Cag-olango Elementary School.” Cag-olango is in Balangiga, Eastern Samar.

Hazel Alba : Elma Gacho Greenwood, Emergency Alert, Wildfires in Eastern Samar: Tacloban DYVL radio now encouraging to do bayanihan in controlling the fires and not wait for the government. Residents nearby are advised to evacuate, via Fr, Neil Gavan Tenefrancia.

Elma Gacho Greenwood : Update possible help for Eastern Samar wildfires

From Grace V. Sudario & Olive Tiu: "ON the forest fire in Samar, the Tactical Operations Group of the Philippine Air Force head in Tacloban, texted just now to say that he will deploy 1 helicopter with firefighting capability to the area tomorrow.”

Elma Gacho Greenwood : Advisory from Sta Rosa, Balangiga, Eastern Samar: Don't worry and don't panic. Houses are far from the forest fire The problem though is that all the forest left by Typhoon Yolanda [Haiyan] are all gone. No more resources left to help rebuild homes, churches and schools. It's ok as long as everyone is safe. God will provide Original message in dialect from Jenny Lou Calisay-Catalogo

Rica Baliber : http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/02/19/14/forest-fire-rages-eastern-samar-town#.UwWYsCW3GoY: God please end this fire soon; it will affect lives of Samarenos again. Pls spare them from imminent danger. God forgive the sin of idolatry,withcraft and sorcery in that has become so alarmingly rampant in this province. Let the people know that you are the one only living God that they should worship and have faith on. Forgive the people; spare them from your wrath,our province is still currently recovering from the former disaster brought by Yolanda. Lord be gracious and merciful to your people in Jesus name we pray Amen.

Mercy Casiroman Phillips : Elma Gacho Greenwood UPDATES --- WILDFIRES IN BALANGIGA, EASTERN SAMAR
February 21, 2014, 12:00 P.M., local time. (5th day)

1. DILG E. Samar, BFP & Balangiga PNP will update us soon about the latest situation in Balangiga. Please stay in touch. --- ALSO,

I SUGGEST YOU CHECK Fr. Neil Gavan Tenefrancia's FB @ https://www.facebook.com/ngtenefrancia?fref=ts FOR UPDATES.

2. The FIRE IS GOING NORTH of STA. ROSA... and to PAMUNLARAN areas (where that damaged bridge is)

3. Forest fires are around 2.5kms from TESDA school in poblacion, no burning houses yet. At Brgy. Sta. Rosa, fire is approx 1.5kms from the elementary school.

4. FOLKS CAN STILL SEE SMOKES from PANGI, LAWAAN, EASTERN SAMAR (Pangi wildfire started 5 days ago) and STILL CAN BE SEEN FIRES at BRGY. BIGA, GIPORLOS.

5. ONE FIRE TRUCK ON STANDBY just in case the fire reach residential areas in BALANGIGA.

6. SMOKES & ASHES are ALREADY IN TOWN - NEED TO EVACUATE for HEALTH REASONS ASAP!!!

7. EXACT LOCATIONS: (verified)
- MANLARA just above BNAS - NEAR GLOBE TOWER and RESERVOIR
- upper STA. ROSA, BALANGIGA
- BANTAYAO area, BALANGIGA
- Brgy. Biga, GIPORLOS
- CANSUMANGKAY area, BALANGIGA

8. IN CANSUMANGKAY - NO SMOKE can be seen in the forest.

9. PEOPLE ARE ALL ALERT AND READY TO FLEE... SOME ARE WAITING --- BAYANIHAN STYLE TO TRY TO PREVENT THE FIRE FROM COMING INTO TOWN...

10. The fires are from MARABUT, SAMAR to GEN. MaCARTHUR, EASTERN SAMAR AREAS

Please continue to PRAY for the safety of our people in Eastern Samar.
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Source: http://whotalking.com/facebook/Eastern+Samar

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Map of the province of Eastern Samar showing its municipalties. Its forested area measures 201,375 201,375 square km which is now currently on fire [Photo credit batch2006.com/].
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  • Map of the province of Eastern Samar showing its municipalties. Its forested area measures 201,375 201,375 square km which is now currently on fire [Photo credit batch2006.com/].

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  • Teacher Ruth Basilides:  “Visible smoke coming from the forest fire, viewed at the back of my classroom here at Cag-olango Elementary School.” [Photo credit whotalking.com/].

    Concerned teacher

  • FrLitoAmande: Thoughts and prayers with the people of my home province of Eastern Samar in the Philippines. Forest fires raging for 4 days now. 4 hours ago - Via Twitter for iPad - Reply - Retweet - Favorite - View [Photo and text credit whotalking.com].

    Fr. Lito Amande

  • Crescentia Belizar Quitorio: PDRRO Levi Nicart said they will seek help from the PAF for additional helicopters, but OCD RD Gozon replied there's only one 'copter that has the capability to contain water and is now on its wauy back to Tacloban to refuel. ESSAU administrator Dr. Apilado said Lawaan's firetruck is now in Salcedo helping contain the fire [Photo/txt credit whotalking.com ].

    Crescentia Belizar Quitorio :

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