Fire sparked in one of Meralco’s power substations in Urdaneta Village, Makati City.
According to reports from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the fire started at around 2:37 p.m. and was quickly raised to fire alarm level two.
Fire brigades fought the flames for an hour and a half before finally extinguishing the fire.
Severe traffic congestion soon followed as the road stretching from Edsa southbound going to Ayala Avenue were rerouted.
One of Meralco’s transformers was damaged by the incident.
The Bureau of Fire Protection are currently investigating the cause of the fire.