Fire razes 20 homes in Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2014 06:22 PM | Updated as of Jan 25 2014 02:22 AM

MANILA -- Several families were rendered homeless after a fire razed at least 20 houses in Leyte Street, San Andres Bukid Friday afternoon.

Senior Fire Officer 3 John Joseph Haguique said the fire started around 1:36 p.m. from a vacant apartment owned by one Arthuro Luancun.

Hagique said firetrucks had difficulty maneuvering in the area because items that residents managed to save were in the way.

The fire, which reached 5th alarm, was declared out at 2:36 p.m. - Report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM