Fire razes 15 homes in Commonwealth


Posted at Jan 01 2013 11:37 AM | Updated as of Jan 01 2013 07:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Fire razed at least 15 houses along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City before dawn on Tuesday.

Authorities said the blaze started at around 1 a.m.

It took almost an hour before firefighters declared fire out.

Authorities and residents blame the incident to sky lanterns that allegedly landed in their area.

Residents recall before the fire broke out, they saw about 10 sky lanterns about to fall on their roofs. -- Report from ANC