Fire razes 100 homes in Laguna

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 26 2013 11:27 AM | Updated as of Jan 26 2013 07:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Fire hit a residential area in Biñan, Laguna on Friday night.

Authorities said the fire, which started at around 9 p.m., razed over 100 homes.

The blaze reached the fourth alarm before it was declared out at 11:50 p.m.

Firefighters said the blaze immediately spread in the area since the houses were made of light materials.

Authorities said the fire started from a house where children were reportedly playing with a candle.

Over 200 families are now seeking shelter at evacuation centers in the area and at Ner Joaquin High School.