45 houses razed in Pasay City fire


MANILA, Philippines—About 45 houses were burned down after a fire razed at Brgy. 201 St. Joseph Merville Access road in Kalayaan Village, Pasay City.

According to Pasay City Fire department’s SF2 Bernardo Bermejo, the fire started around 6:35 pm on Saturday and reached Task Force Alpha  (5th alarm) around 7:20 pm. They sent five initial fire trucks, augmented by fire trucks from Mandaluyong, Makati, Taguig, Parañaque, Muntinlupa and Las Pinas also help stop the raging fire.

The fire was declared under control at 12:44 a.m. Sunday.

Bermejo said no reported injuries or death during the fire which spread in a residential area occupied by informal settlers.

Victims were immediately brought at the nearby barangay hall.

Arsonist investigators are yet to identify the cause of fire, according to Bermejo.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Let me guess: Faulty Electrical Wirings

    • zeroko

      Wrong. Squatter area yuon. Remember, the policy of our government is to rid our country of informal settlers. It is easy to drive them away. All you need is let a government agent rent a place in the squatter area, then set his rented house on fire, then mix gasoline or inflammable liquid to the firemen’s water/ Presto! Wala nang squatter. 

      Hindi mo ba nahahalata. Very unusual ang parami ng paraming sunog sa squatter area. Yan ay dahil sa policy ng gobyerno natin. Pag walang squatters, di, pagbibili na ni PNoy sa kapuwa niyang Chinese. Simple!

      • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

        Not a bad idea, really. :)

  • bogli_anakdami

    hoy mga squats >>> uwi na kayo sa inyong mga probinsya para mabawasan ang basura dito sa ‘tang inang imperial manila…

  • Rachel Mauricio

    Please double-check your information. Another source says that over 200 houses were affected. Thanks

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