100 families left homeless in Mati City fire Sunday night
Richard Villacorte, the city administrator, said the fire, which started around 8:15 p.m., happened in Barangay (village) Central.
Edgar Salanio, the city’s disaster and risk reduction head, said that according to initial reports, the fire started inside an air conditioning repair shop.
“The shop was located in an old building made of light materials, and that is the fire spread quickly,” he said.
Mayor Michelle Rabal has ordered the opening of government-owned gymnasiums for the displaced residents,
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94