Fire razes 5 houses in Pila, Laguna

Mariz Laksamana, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 20 2016 09:45 PM

LAGUNA -- A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon at Barangay Sta. Clara Sur, Pila, Laguna destroying five houses.

Fire trucks from different local government units in Laguna (Victoria, Calauan, Los Baños, Bay, Pagsanjan, Sta. Cruz) helped put out the fire.

The fire was reported under control at 2:50 p.m. and was put out at 3:15 p.m.

Adrian Aguilan, one of the victims, expressed his devastation because of the fire, although he was also thankful that he was able to get his family out before the fire consumed their house. 

He said damage to their property would be around P1.5 million.

Bureau of Fire Protection Victoria SFO2 Felissisimo Delos Reyes said the cause of the fire and the estimate cost of damages have yet to be determined.