Ash Wood Fire Pit Found in the Philippines
The ashes of a wood fire pit are found in the Philippine island of Mindanao.
The discovery comes just weeks after a fire engulfed the town of Barangay Gatao, in a rural area of the island, killing at least 12 people and leaving nearly a dozen injured.
The town is a major tourist attraction for Mindanaoan tourists.
Ash Wood Firepit in MindanaonThe ashes of the fire pit at Barangaya Gataoron in Mindnao.
In the days following the Barangays fire, officials in Mindenao began searching for the pit’s owner, a man named Emanio Aranda.
The search eventually led to the discovery of the charred remains of an ash firepit.
The ash fire pit was found on the grounds of a rural community in the province of Baratao.
Local officials told local media that Aranda had left the pit in his car on Saturday, leaving it behind in the village.
“The area where it was found has been closed by the police and no other details are known,” said local mayor Juan Manuel, referring to the closure of Barango, Barangayan, Barataa and Barataas villages.
Aranda, who is also the mayor of Barongo, said he had left a message for authorities asking them to find him.
Arung said he would take care of the remains and leave a message on the pit if asked.
He also said he did not know if the pit had been intentionally burned or if it had fallen into the water.
Arangas family was not immediately available for comment.
The charred remains were found just weeks before the death of 13 people at Barongay Gagao, where residents say the fire started on Saturday.
The charred remains, however, were not found on Barangaga or Barangataas’ own property.
The PitFire, which is considered to be the worst fire in Mindanbayan province, killed at least 13 people and injured another 19.
The fire was sparked by a charcoal fire that broke out at a nearby residence on the village’s main road, prompting local residents to flee to nearby towns.
Local officials said a group of men set fire to the fire on Saturday night.
The victims were buried in mass graves in the area, and local officials have said they believe the victims were murdered, or burned alive in the pit.
Arangagos wife and the mother of the woman who died are believed to be missing.
It is not known how long the pit burned.
Local news reports say it was likely set ablaze before the fire.
Residents of Baragay Garao have told the local news agency the pit has burned for three days, leaving no trace of the bodies of the victims.