2 kids dead as fire guts 15 houses in Cebu

Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 28 2016 04:50 PM

15 homes were gutted by fire at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Two kids who were sleeping inside their home got trapped and died. Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Two dead kids were found in the rubble of burnt houses in Sitio Hillside, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City Wednesday.

The fire, which gutted 15 houses, started at the home of Nida Yurag, where her electric fan allegedly overheated at around 11:00 a.m., authorities said. 

Trapped inside her home were her two grandchildren, 4-year-old Terence and 3-month-old Cendric, who were sleeping. They were found during the overhauling by the Bureau of Fire Protection.

The kids’ parents were both at work when the incident happened, so they were left in the care of their grandmother, who also left the house before the incident happened.

The BFP and the police will have Yurag investigated for leaving the children alone at home.