100 families lose homes to fire in Zamboanga City village | Inquirer News
Close  

100 families lose homes to fire in Zamboanga City village

/ 04:44 PM January 06, 2021

ZAMBOANGA CITY—More than a hundred families in Tetuan village here were left homeless by a fire that broke out in the neighborhood past 11 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 6).

Maria Socorro Rojas, city social welfare and development officer, said the displaced families had taken temporary shelter at a school.

ADVERTISEMENT

The displaced community was adjacent to a soda bottling plant and some 3 km from the town center.

Chief Insp. Jacqueline Ortega, city fire marshal, said up to 40 houses had been destroyed.

FEATURED STORIES

She said the fire was caused by an electrical short-circuit in the residence of a certain Adela Pitua.

The fire reached second alarm and firefighting support came from over a dozen stations, Ortega said.

The blaze was put off around 1 p.m and the estimated damage was worth about P350,000.

This is the second fire in the city in the New Year. The first was last Jan. 4 that gutted the warehouses of Aleson Shipping.

TSB

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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: displaced, fires, houses, Regions, short circuit, Village, Zamboanga City
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 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.