Fire destroys Yokohama warehouse
A major fire gutted the warehouse of Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI) destroying export-ready newly made tyres, according to a report on inquirer.net. It said that the company had to cancel work for about 2,000 workers and service contractors to give way to an investigation into the cause of the May 14 fire at its Phase 3 warehouse.
The report quoted Angelina Casasola, YTPI vice president for administration, as saying that the firm could not yet say when regular work would resume at the factory, the biggest outside of the Japan-based Yokohama Tire. Other YTPI warehouses and stocks there have been secured.
The Bureau of Fire Protection is probing the cause of the fire, the first that hit the plant since it began manufacturing tyres in Clark Freeport 25 years ago, the inquirer.net reported.