Kidapawan fire leaves 28 families homeless
KIDAPAWAN CITY –– Some 28 families lost their homes after 24 houses made of light materials were razed by an hour-long fire that swept through Kalye Putol, Barangay Poblacion here around 9 a.m. Monday, August 5.
Captain Marjorie Resurrection, City Fire Marshall, said the fire originated from the house of a certain Rodrigo Abelgas and gutted nearby houses.
Apart from the houses, also burned were a pet dog, a sow, three piglets, and three motorcycles.
Abelgas told fire investigators that he saw the service drop wire of Cotabato Electric Cooperative catching fire and spreading fast.
Resurrection said 28 families (140 individuals) were left without a home after the incident.
They were staying at the City gym last night and have since relocated to the house of relatives.
The Bureau of Fire Protection pegged the damage to properties at P300,000.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.