San Juan fire victims spend Christmas in evacuation center

Posted at Dec 26 2012 09:51 AM | Updated as of Dec 26 2012 05:51 PM

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At least 500 families spent their Christmas night in an evacuation center in Barangay St. Joseph after fire razed their homes on Tuesday.

The fire struck the residential area before dawn on Tuesday. At least 2,000 families were rendered homeless by the fire.

Authorities have yet to determine the real cause of the fire, as some residents accuse certain groups wanting to evict them from the lot of deliberately starting the blaze.

Other residents, however, said the fire was triggered by a brawl at the height of the Christmas revelry in the area.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, December 26 2012