Fire destroys 90 houses in Cebu City

/ 09:27 PM April 26, 2019

CEBU CITY – At least 90 houses were destroyed by a fire that broke out at the port area here Friday afternoon.

An initial report from the Cebu City fire department stated that the fire started at 4:50 p.m. in the interior portion of Sitio Silangan 2, Barangay Tejero.


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CEBU CITY BLAZE. At least 90 houses were destroyed when fire struck a densely populated area in Barangay Tejero, Cebu City Friday afternoon. Photo by Junjie Mendoza, Inquirer Visayas

It took the firemen more than one hour to put the blaze under control after it broke out past 4 p.m. in Barangay Tejero, Cebu City. photo by Junjie Mendoza, Inquirer Visayas

The blaze quickly spread to nearby houses which were made of easily-combustible materials.


The Cebu City Fire Department estimated damage to property at P1 million.

Responding firefighters managed to prevent the conflagration from spreading to the warehouses at Piers 3 and 4.

The individuals were injured while trying to secure their belongings.

The fire was placed under control at 6 p.m. but has yet to be fully extinguished as of 8p.m. / gsg

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