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Fire hits shanties in Laguna

/ 08:16 PM February 14, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY — A fire broke out at a residential community in this city on Thursday evening.

Supt. Giovannie Martinez, city police chief, said the fire started around 7 p.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Masayahin, Barangay (Village) San Antonio.

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The fire was raised to a second alarm as firefighters struggled to put out the blaze.

“Affected (houses) were made of light materials,” Martinez said in a text message, although he said they still could not determine the number of homes razed.

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He said police are in the area to secure the families’ belongings from possible looting. /je

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