FOURTH ALARM. A fire razes a number of houses and structures at the mouth of Pasig River in Manila Thursday (May 19, 2022). The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire was declared at the fourth alarm as of 10 p.m. (Photo courtesy of PCG)

MANILA – A still undetermined number of houses and structures were razed by a fire that broke out in an area at the mouth of Pasig River in Manila Thursday night, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

In a message to reporters, PCG spokesperson Commodore Armando Balilo said the fire destroyed houses and several ships docked in the area.

Balilo said the ships could not get out of the area due to the low tide.

He said they had alerted their firefighting teams to respond to the place as the PCG declared a "no sail zone" in the area.

As of 10 p.m., the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire was declared at fourth alarm. (PNA)