COTABATO CITY — At least 100 houses in Purok Tukananes in Barangay Poblacion 7 here were gutted down by a fire on Saturday afternoon.
The houses were located in an area occupied by informal settlers.
According to Fire Officer 2 Hexter Jan Cadavero, the blaze started at about 5:30 p.m. A fire-out was declared an hour after.
Fire trucks found it difficult to enter the area due to the narrow roads.
The estimated cost of damage has yet to be determined. Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire.
No casualties were reported in the incident.