600 families lose homes in Iloilo


Posted at Feb 23 2013 05:50 PM | Updated as of Feb 24 2013 01:50 AM

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 600 families lost their homes in a fire in Barangay Tabucan, Iloilo City on Saturday.

Initial reports said the fire started in the home of a certain Nono Beles at around 2:30 p.m.

The fire quickly spread because around 140 homes that were razed were made of light materials.

Firefighters have yet to completely put out the fire, which has reached the fifth alarm.

No casualties have been reported, as of posting. -- Report from Noni Basco, dzMM