Hundreds of houses lost in Sitio Paradise fire

THE fire that hit Sitio Paradise in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City destroyed at least 250 houses, based on initial reports dawn of Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Senior Fire Officer 1 Danny Zamora of the Mandaue City Fire Station told SunStar that the fire left around P1.2 million worth damage, while three people were injured in the incident.

Among those injured was the owner of the house where the fire reportedly started.

Initial reports said that the owner of the house where the fire started lighted a mosquito repellent before he went to bed Tuesday night.

He was awoken by heat and it was only then that he found out his house was already burning.

The fire reportedly started at the second floor of the house.

The affected residents have now been housed at a temporary evacuation center at the Mandaue City Central School. (BBT/LMY)