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Fire hits residential area in Boracay

/ 08:46 PM March 29, 2019

Fire gutted 60 houses and stores in Barangay Balabag in Boracay on March 28, 2019. PHOTO from Yes the Best 911 Boracay

ILOILO CITY — Fire broke out in a populated residential area in front of a large mall on Boracay Island on Thursday, leaving two persons injured and gutting 60 houses and business establishments.

The fire, which was reported at 2 p.m. along the main road in Barangay Balabag,  was put out at 3:30 p.m., according to Fire Senior Inspector Lorna Parcellano, Boracay fire marshal.

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The injured were identified as Rey Sastre, a village councilor who suffered a burn in the left eye, and Verjun Gregorio, who suffered a cut at the back of the head.

The initial estimate for the damage is P22.5 million. Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire as of posting time. /ee

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