DAVAO CITY March 30 (PIA)- Concerned netizens have asked for food donations to sustain the volunteer fire fighters trying put out the conflagration at the country’s highest peak.
The fire which started at a campsite near Mt. Apo’s peak Black Saturday (March 26) afternoon is on its fifth day.
“Urgent need food and water for our brave firefighters and volunteers in Kapatagan saving our Mt. Apo.” Said the Facebook status of photographer and mountain climber Rhonson Ng.
Ng is one of those spearheading the effort to supply the hundreds of firefighters and volunteers fighting the fire in Mt. Apo. However the food and supplies they will be bringing is good for only two days, more is still needed.
Calls on Facebook has been mounting for more volunteers preferably able-bodied persons with mountaineering experience. Other calls have been made for the provisioning of sturdy planting tools like scythes needed to create a fireline.
Currently fire-fighting operations are concentrated on the sides facing Davao City and Davao del Sur province.
Davao City has dispatched its Central 911 personnel to augment the fire-fighters in the area. A lone Huey chopper deployed from Cebu with water bucket has been used to help put out the fire. (PIA/RG Alama)