The fire alarm has been raised to Task Force Bravo. The teams reached the site and are trying to contain the fire.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but authorities scrambled to evacuate more than 6,000 villagers from an island in the middle of a lake, where the volcano lies, and tens of thousands more from nearby coastal towns, officials said.
Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes around Taal, one of the world's smallest active volcanoes, which spewed ash for a second day from its crater in the middle of a lake about 70km south of central Manila.
Chino and Kat Palomar exchanged vows in Cavite province on Sunday under a gigantic cloud of smoke and ash from Taal, one of the world's smallest active volcanoes.
The gunman, who launched the attack over his dismissal, walked out of the V-Mall and was able to complain to reporters about his former employers before police tackled him.
Metropolitan Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas has threatened to arrest people who don't comply with the restrictions. Thousands of police will be deployed and checkpoints will be set up in entryways to metropolitan Manila, he said.
At least 200,000 people live in coastal areas or flimsy homes in the province near where the storm, called Typhoon Vongfong, made landfall with fierce winds and heavy rain.
Two Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates are spearheading four community strategies to help resolve the disconnect between the approximately over 12 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) worldwide and their legislators as well as policy- makers back home.
"If you miss that shot, you might not eat," says Ted Lerner, a US-born journalist who has made a life in the Philippines, summing up the pressure they play under.