Fire guts houses in CDO Army camp

Greanne Trisha Mendoza, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 14 2017 02:19 PM

What remains of houses hit by fire at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro on Wednesday.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY- Several houses were burned to the ground while another one was partially damaged after a fire broke out at Zone 5, Camp Evangelista of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division in Barangay Patag here.

Residents said they heard multiple explosions from a rented room and speculated that unattended ammunition exploded, causing the fire.

The room was being rented by a soldier who wasn't home at the time. 

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has yet to confirm the cause of the fire.

Six families have been temporarily relocated at a nearby chapel where they received relief goods and cash assistance.

The BFP estimated the damage at roughly P1.5 million.