FOR the second time this week, another fire hit Barangay Sta. Cruz in Cebu City Thursday night, September 2, 2021.
This time, the fire occurred in Sitio Bugnay, Osmeña Boulevard in Barangay Sta. Cruz.
A total of 17 houses were destroyed during the blaze. Three persons were reportedly injured.
According to Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Fulbert Navarro of the Cebu City Fire Office, injured were Jose Antonio Oller, 40; Ramon Ramos, 60, who acquired first degree burns in the face; and Gwendolyn V. Jarina, 54, who was bitten by a dog.
Based on initial investigation conducted by personnel of the Cebu City Fire Office, the fire started in the house of a certain Fernanda Ramos.
The fire, which started around 5:59 p.m., was placed on second alarm at 6:04 p.m.
Firefighters eventually placed the fire under control at 6:44 p.m. or close to an hour since the fire began.
On Tuesday, August 31, an afternoon fire that killed seven people hit Arlington Pond, located in the same barangay wherein at least 15 houses were also destroyed. (HBL)