Fire guts residential area in Bacolod; kills 1

Martian Muyco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2016 09:46 AM

BACOLOD CITY – One person was killed while 25 houses were destroyed in a fire in Bacolod City before dawn Wednesday.

The lone fatality was identified as Roland Embidiano.

The blaze struck past 2 a.m. in Purok Langis, Barangay Banago.

Michael Dequina was one of the residents who failed to save his family's personal belongings. He said he first made sure of the safety of his family.

Dequina said the fire started at his neighbor's house. An unattended candle could be the cause of the fire as there was a power outage in the barangay since yesterday.

The Bureau of Fire pegged the damage to property at P700,000.