Child killed in Caloocan fire
The fatality was identified as Mark Joshua Sabado, 2, who was left inside his house while two others—Sonny Espiritu, 40; and Josefina Benitez, 78—suffered minor burns and suffocation, said Fire Officer 2 Noel Soriano.
Soriano said more than a dozen families were displaced by the fire that burned down 15 makeshift houses in Asistio Street, 7th Avenue in Caloocan City shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
He said damage to property was estimated at P1 million but added that investigators have yet to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
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