Fire hits QC apartment, kills 1

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 24 2013 06:37 PM | Updated as of May 25 2013 02:37 AM

MANILA -- A man was killed after fire razed an apartment unit in Heroes Hills Subdivision in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Quezon City Friday afternoon.

The fire started from the second floor of the apartment unit 52B owned by a certain Emelito Torres along General Lim Street at 3:25 p.m.

The blaze reached the second alarm and was declared out at 4:06 p.m.

Authorities said welding operations in the unit's third floor triggered the fire.

One of the welders, identified as 50-year-old Eduardo Raul, was killed in the blaze. He died of suffocation.

His companion, Leo Gondraneos, and other people inside the house were unharmed in the incident.

Authorities have yet to determine the cost of damage caused by the fire. -- Reports from Dexter Ganibe and Robert Mano, dzMM