TALISAY CITY— (UPDATED) A fire hit a residential area in Barangay Lawaan 3, in this city in Southern Cebu Sunday, just a few hours before Christmas.
The incident was classified Task Force Alpha, prompting fire units from neighboring towns and cities to assist in fighting the blaze.
The incident was reported to the Talisay City Fire Station past 6 p.m., and put under control after more than an hour.
Houses made of light materials were damaged.
The local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the narrow roads leading to the site made it difficult for them to respond sooner.