40 families lose homes in QC fire


Posted at May 25 2013 10:25 AM | Updated as of May 25 2013 06:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- At least 40 families lost their homes after fire hit a residential area along Lilac Avenue in Barangay Greater Fairview, Quezon City on Saturday morning.

Authorities said the fire started at 7:52 a.m. from the second floor of the house of Hilda Encoy, 30.

The blaze, which quickly spread to at least 15 houses, reached the fourth alarm before it was put out at 8:52 a.m.

Encoy, mother of six, sustained burns on her legs. She was able to rescue all of her children but was not able to save any of their belongings.

Aside from Encoy, no one was reported injured in the incident.

The affected families are now seeking shelter at a covered court in the barangay. -- Report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM