Mandaluyong fire kills sexagenarian, leaves 600 families homeless
MANILA, Philippines — A 69-year-old woman was killed while about 600 families were left homeless after a fire engulfed a residential area in Mandaluyong City early Saturday.
According to a report by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Mila Taon Carillo, 69, was killed after the blaze swept through 200 houses in Correctional Road. corner 9 de Febrero in Barangay Addition Hills.
The fire reached the first alarm at 3:03 a.m. and was raised to Task Force Bravo at 3:51 a.m.
Fire officials declared the fire extinguished at 5:40 a.m.
The BFP said the blaze left more or less P500,000 in damages. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire.
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