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2 hurt in QC residential fire

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 12:35 PM March 05, 2019
2 hurt in QC residential fire

Firefighters blast water to contain a fire that is engulfing a residential area in Barangay San Antonio in Quezon City. Photo credit: K R De Asis

MANILA, Philippines — Two residents were hurt following a fire that engulfed a residential area in Barangay San Antonio, Quezon City, report of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) showed on Tuesday.

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The BFP confirmed to INQUIRER.net the names of the injured civilians as Dionisia Rabago, 57, who suffered a first degree burn in her right arm, while Alex Sarmiento, 45 suffered first degree burns in his left and upper forearm.

According to the BFP, the fire allegedly started at the three-storey residential building owned by Sarmiento.

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Initial investigation also revealed that the fire was caused by unattended cooking at the ground floor level.

As of 11:45 p.m., the estimated amount damage is already at P750,000. The fire has also affected at least 450 families and 150 houses.

As of this posting, firefighters are still trying to put out the fire that is now at Task Force Bravo with 50 firetrucks at the site as of 12:41 p.m. /jpv/muf

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