outbrain
Close  

Woman, 74, dies in Palawan house fire

CITY OF CALAPAN –– A 74-year-old woman died in a fire on Wednesday night in Narra town in Palawan province, a police report said Thursday.

Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (Mimaropa) police reported that Conchita Quiamco was trapped in her house when it caught fire at 7:20 p.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Mariwara in Barangay Princess Urduja.

ADVERTISEMENT

The village chief reported the incident to the police, who responded to the scene Wednesday night. Police tried calling firemen but the house was already almost gutted.

Police learned from neighbor Christelyn Tagalog, 29, that when she saw Quiamco’s house burning, she shouted and asked for help from their neighbors. The neighbors did their best to stop the fire, but Quiamco was unable to get out of the house.

FEATURED STORIES

Initial investigation revealed that the fire started from a lamp that the victim was using, Lt. Col. Imelda Tolentino, Mimaropa police information officer, said.

LZB
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

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.

TAGS: Fire, Local news, Palawan, Regions, woman
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.