Fire hits Robinson's Mall in Cebu

A fire broke out at a boutique inside the Robinson's Mall and spread to the adjacent Midtown Hotel in Cebu City Sunday afternoon. Local media reported that the fire started at around 3:00 pm at a Bench Store located at the second floor of the mall.

The Cebu City Fire Department reportedly said they received the fire alarm past 3 p.m. Initial reports said an explosion occured, causing the fire, and then the ceiling of the boutique collapsed.

According to some sources, rescue operations are ongoing as there were several people, mostly mall employees and hotel guests, who were trapped inside the elevators.

The firefighters reportedly said that the blaze is not yet under control, but it is already confined at Robinson's.

Watch the Robinson's Cebu fire video here: