MANILA, Philippines – Three persons were killed after fire hit a residential area in SPS Subdivision, Rosario, Pasig City on Friday.
According to Pasig City fire marshal Major Roy Quistro, the victims were identified as Celia Babun, her live-in partner Jeff Albay, and 17-year-old daughter Giselle Albay.
Authorities said around 12 houses were damaged by the fire, which started in Babun’s home at around 3:34 p.m.
One of the witnesses, Roger Hesita, said they saw the couple fighting inside the house before the fire started.
He said he also saw Albay wielding an ax before the fire engulfed their home.
The fire reached the first alarm and was declared out at 4:03 p.m.
Authorities have yet to determine the cause of fire. -- Report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM