Fire hits 20 houses

A FIRE broke out at around 4 p.m. yesterday, affecting about 20 houses in two barangays in Boulevard-Bucana area.

Fire and rescue responders immediately conducted operations in the affected puroks of Barangays 31-D and 76-A.

Initial investigations by personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection indicated that at least 20 houses in two puroks of Barangay 76-A (Bucana) and one purok (Purok 2, Mabini Extension) of Barangay 31 were razed by the fire that was suspected to have been caused by unattended candle.

Fire victims were temporarily housed in the covered court of Barangay 31-D.

Barangay 76-A Chair Rolando Trajera said in a radio interview that the city’s Social Services and Development Office has already been contacted to provide relief to the victims whose immediate needs are food and toiletries.

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