(UPDATED) —AT LEAST 59 houses were destroyed in an early morning fire that hit Sitio Club Kawayan in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City on Monday, March 15, 2021. No casualties were reported.
Fire Officer 3 Emerson Arceo of the Cebu City Fire Department said they are looking into wiretapping or a lit candle left in one of the houses as a possible cause of the fire.
In the initial investigation, the fire started in the house of Ceding Siacor who reportedly has no electricity.
The fire department received the alarm at 5:22 a.m.
According to SF01 Riza Julve, the fire easily spread due to the strong winds.
The fire, which was raised to the second alarm at 5:35 a.m., was controlled at 8:18 a.m.
Fire investigators estimated the damage in the residential area to be around P150,000 to P200,000.
Most of the houses are made of light materials and built close to each other. (REV /With ALC, NRC)