Ten houses razed in Cebu City fire

By Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

Posted at May 04 2014 11:12 AM | Updated as of May 04 2014 07:12 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Ten houses were razed after a fire broke out in Sitio Sta. Ana, Barangay Labangon in Cebu City at dawn on Sunday.

The Cebu City Fire Department received the fire alarm at 1:03 a.m. on Sunday.

According to initial investigations conducted by SFO2 Daniel Relatado, the fire started in the house of Eliuterio and Myrna Caresosa.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, although the authorities suspect it may be due to a faulty electric circuit or a short circuit.

Residents hurriedly vacated the area with their belongings.

The fire was raised to second alarm and was put under control after 25 minutes. The estimated damage from the fire has been pegged at P100,000.