Residents go back to whatever is left of their houses after a fire that erupted in Sunday Street, Poblacion, Mandaluyong City near midnight Wednesday (March 13, 2024). For the first two months of 2024, the Bureau of Fire Protection logged a 26 percent increase in fire incidents — from 2,424 in 2023 to at least 3,200 this year, 600 of which were in Metro Manila. (PNA photo by Joan Bondoc)