By: Winona Claire Sebastian

A fire set the Brebeuf Gym of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU) ablaze at 7:30AM yesterday, July 7.

Brebeuf Gym is the oldest structure in the university as it was built in 1949 and has stood for 67 years.

The Manuel Sauras Hall, along with two floors of the cafeteria and the College of Law and the Xavier Hall were not spared by the fire.

Approximately two hours after the fire, a fire out was declared by the local responding units of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), signalling that the fire has been extinguished.

There were no casualties reported.

The university’s administration is determined to conduct an investigation as to the cause of the fire since it

Calls have been made across social media throughout the Ateneo community, all expressing concern and solidarity with the administration, faculty, and students of AdZU.

Photo courtesy of Stanley Palisada