MANILA - An estimated P500,000 worth of properties were destroyed after fire hit a residential area in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental late Friday evening.
According to Barangay Councilor Bebot Poquita, the fire started from the house of a certain Virgina Geroy at around 11 p.m.
The blaze quickly spread in the area since the houses were made of light materials.
Authorities said at least three houses were totally destroyed while two others were partially damaged, leaving at least nine families homeless. -- Report from Fred Dellava, dzMM