A residential area in Ermita, Manila where several dormitories are located was hit by a fire on Thursday afternoon, September 26.

Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) says the fire was raised to the fifth alarm at around noon. As of posting, firefighters are still trying to put out the fire.

The Adamson University and the Technological University or the Philippines opened its gates to fire victims and first responders this afternoon.

(Photos by K R De Asis/MPIO)