Man dies in Marikina fire

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MANILA, Philippines—A 65-year-old man was killed in a fire that gutted several homes in Marikina City Monday morning, a fire official said.

Fire Officer 2 Enrique Quilla said that Patrico Bala died after fire swept through several houses in their community along Malaya Street in Malanday, Marikina at 5:45 a.m.

He said that arson investigators have yet to determine what caused the fire which reached third alarm before it was completely put out at 6:53 a.m.

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