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Fire razes 60 houses in Davao City

/ 04:17 PM January 15, 2020
Fire razes 60 houses in Davao City

Photo from Facebook post of Davao City Youth Fire and Rescue Volunteer

DAVAO CITY –– A mid-day fire on Wednesday (June 15) razed 60 houses near the Bankerohan Public Market here.

Fire Inspector Richard Quiboquibo said the fire broke out past 11 a.m. in Purok 2 of Bankerohan Riverside, engulfing the area in thick black smoke.

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An initial report from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) showed that the blaze originated from a house where an electric fuse box exploded.

The flames easily spread to other structures due to strong winds, sending residents scampering to safety.

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The BFP estimated the damage to houses at P630,000.

Edited by Lzb
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