Fire gutted six houses and partially damaged another three in Cebu City Monday night.
At least 10 fire trucks responded to the fire at Sitio Gonzales, Barangay Kamputhaw, which started at 10:30 p.m.
SFO4 Jovito Abelgas said a lighted candle may have started the fire at the house of a certain Evelyn Juatan. Juatan's son admitted they use candles for light but denied the fire started in their house.
The fire was controlled after 26 minutes. Authorities said estimated damage to property would reach more than 100,000 pesos.
No one was reported injured in the fire.