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2 houses owned by Capuyan family in Sagada razed in blaze

12:18 PM November 09, 2018

BAGUIO CITY – Two houses, including a café, burned down on Thursday night (Nov. 8) at Sagada town in Mountain Province.

An initial report said two successive explosions were heard at sitio (sub-village) Kiltepan. When the police arrived at 8:30 p.m., the property of Wilson Capuyan, widower of renowned weaver-entrepreneur Narda Capuyan, was already engulfed by fire at Barangay (village) Kilong.

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Responding firemen declared fire out at 11:55 p.m. No one was reported hurt. Only the structures’ concrete posts and walls were left standing.

A plastic cup filled with gasoline was found at one of the cottages spared by the blaze.

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The Bureau of Fire Protection said the cause and cost of damages have yet to be established.

The structures, which lie on disputed land, are near Sagada’s Kiltepan Viewpoint, a major tourist attraction in town.

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