Twin city fires raze 11 houses

first_imgILOILO City – A total of 11 houses inthe City Proper were hit by two separate fires in the morning and afternoonyesterday. It was unclear yet what caused theafternoon fire and where it started./PN “Our investigators found out that thehouse had small electrical wirings,” she revealed. The two partially damaged housesbelonged to Odel Obela and Eduardo Dela Cruz. According to Chief Inspector MelaniaHabawel, city fire marshal, the totally razed houses were owned by LiliaDomingo, Patrick Laurente and Asarenas Jaca. As of this writing, a mop up operationwas ongoing. The fire started at Domingo’s houseand caused by an electrical short circuit, said Habawel. No person died or got injured in thefire. In the afternoon, some 12 hours afterthe morning blaze, fire hit six houses in Barangay Gloria. The Bureau of FireProtection received a fire call at around 5:25 p.m. The blaze started past 5:30 a.m. Fire struck five houses in BarangayConcepcion in the morning. Three of these were totally gutted. As this was being written, the city’sfire bureau was yet to come up with an estimate of the damage. TO THE RESCUE. Firefighters of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Iloilo City and from volunteer groups position themselves atop this roof to spray with water the houses burning behind a tall wall in Barangay Gloria, Iloilo City on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2020. This is the second fire to hit the city yesterday. In the morning, fire struck Barangay Concepcion also in the City Proper. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PNlast_img

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