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100 families left homeless in Mati City fire Sunday night

/ 11:33 PM June 24, 2012

DAVAO CITY—Some 100 familes were rendered homeless when a fire hit a commercial and residential area in Mati City in Davao Oriental on 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.

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“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,

TAGS: Fire, Homelessness, Mati City, Philippines – Regions
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