Tondo fire displaces 100 families

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06:19 PM June 17th, 2013

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By: Jamie Marie Elona, June 17th, 2013 06:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines – About a hundred families were displaced and P5-million worth of properties went up in smoke in a fire that struck a residential block in Manila Monday afternoon.

Senior Fire Officer 3 John Joseph Jaligue said fire gutted about 50 houses in Laguna Extension in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila around 1:30 p.m.

The fire reached fifth alarm before it was completely put out past 3 p.m.

Jaligue said no casualty was reported and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.

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