Families hit by blaze in Makati play blame game
Residents of two neighborhoods in Makati City have started playing the blame game after a fire razed nearly 10 houses in Barangay (village) Guadalupe Viejo Monday morning.
Senior Insp. Tito Purgatorio, chief investigator of the Makati fire bureau, said they have yet to determine the exact cause of the blaze although residents of JP Rizal said the fire started on Coronado Street.
People living on Coronado Street, however, denied this and said the blaze began on JP Rizal Street.
According to Purgatorio, the two streets were separated by a wall. “It seemed the fire crossed over [from one street to the other],” Purgatorio said. He added that residents had attributed the quick spread of the flames to a brisk wind and electrical wires crisscrossing the area.
The fire was reported at 9:53 a.m. and reached the third alarm before it was put out at 10:55 a.m.
Purgatorio estimated the damage to property at around P1 million. He said that the affected families were now staying at a nearby barangay hall and covered court.
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