Fire engulfed a residential area in Sitio Palanas, Barangay Vasra, North Avenue in Quezon City
Quezon City, Philippines – Around 300 families were left homeless by a raging fire that engulfed a residential area in Sitio Palanas, Barangay Vasra, North Avenue in Quezon City Wednesday night, May 23.
Initial investigation of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) revealed that the fire started from the third floor of a three-storey house at around 5:00 p.m. and swiftly spread to a line of houses made of light materials.
“Sa kabilang bahay meron daw palang merong nag-aaway na mag-asawa. Tiningnan namin baka mamaya may naiwan sila noong umalis,” explained QC Fire District’s FInsp. Rosendo Cabillion.
(A couple next door had been fighting. We are checking to see if they left anything [unattended] before leaving the house.)
The fire reached fifth alarm before it was declared fire out at 8:30 p.m.
No one was killed from the incident but five individuals were injured including a fire volunteer.
The agency estimated the damage at one million pesos.
Authorities are still investigating as to the cause of the fire. The fire victims are currently staying in the Amphitheater of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife grounds in Quezon City. – Reynante Ponte / Marje Pelayo