Fire guts 4 houses in Iligan

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2018 05:19 PM | Updated as of Jul 20 2018 05:22 PM

Firemen put out a fire in Purok 11, Barangay Roosevelt in Iligan City on Friday. Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

ILIGAN CITY- In just a matter of minutes, a fire razed four houses in Purok 11, Barangay Roosevelt, Friday afternoon.

Dozens were left homeless, as the fire quickly spread because the houses were made of light materials.

Resident Perlita Tabar said she wasn't aware of the fire until a passerby told her that their house was burning.

"My husband tried to go up the second floor to save our things but he could not stand the heat," she said.

Firemen raised the alarm to third level which prompted 10 firetrucks to respond to the incident.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.