4,000 homeless in Muntinlupa fire


Posted at May 15 2010 09:41 AM | Updated as of May 15 2010 05:41 PM

4,000 homeless in Muntinlupa fire 1MANILA, Philippines - At least 4,000 people were left homeless in a huge fire in Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City, Saturday morning.

Senior Superintendent Pablito Cordeta, Metro Manila fire chief, said the fire struck at the Carmina-Bunye Compound in Barangay Cupang.

Cordera said the fire reached the general alarm before it was put out by fire trucks from all over Metro Manila.

He said at least 800 shanty houses were gutted by the fire.

Fire investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire. -- Report from Henry Atuelan, radio dzMM