Fire razes 50 houses in Las Piñas


Posted at Dec 12 2017 08:02 AM

Fire gutted at least 50 houses in Las Piñas City Monday night.

FO2 Daisy Pedralvez of Las Piñas Bureau of Fire and Protection said the blaze broke out at 7:45 p.m. inside a rented house owned by a certain Georgia Cubia at Block 5, Phase 1, Martinville in Barangay Manuyo Dos.

"Nag-away daw nagpaparenta at rumerenta. Sinunog bago umalis," said Mark Nery, village chief of Manuyo Dos.

The fire reached to fourth alarm before it was declared under control past 10 p.m. Damage is pegged at P100,000.

Residents left homeless by the fire were relocated to the barangay's multi-purpose building.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire. - report from Ron Lopez and Ernie Manio, ABS-CBN News