Child playing with match caused Manila fire?


Posted at Jan 30 2013 09:01 PM | Updated as of Jan 31 2013 05:01 AM

MANILA -- Fire hit a four-storey residential and commercial building along Quezon Boulevard in Sta. Cruz, Manila Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the fire razed Judy Ray Building reportedly owned by a certain Jose Reyes.

Arson investigator Senior Fire Officer 3 John Joseph Jaligue said the fire started at around 12:35 p.m.

The blaze reached the fifth alarm before it was declared under control at around 1:25 p.m.

At least 60 families were affected by the incident. No casualties have been reported.

Authorities estimated the cost of damage at P300,000.

Barangay Chairwoman Thelma Lim said they suspect the fire was caused by a child playing with a match at the fourth floor of the building. -- Report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM Radyo Patrol