NegOcc town mayor advises public against burning of waste


Don Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlene Dela Cruz of Negros Occidental asked residents to stop burning their garbage after the grass fire incident last week.

With the summer heat, Dela Cruz said people should exercise caution and be more vigilant of fires.

He had instructed the local Bureau of Fire Protection to investigate the incident, according to him. (

Senior Fire Officer 2 Laddy Maglasang, officer-in-charge town fire marshal, theorized that the cause of the fire was a resident who burned trash near his house.

The fire quickly spread to the grassy area due to strong winds.