Borongan City fire kills 72-year-old woman
ORMOC CITY – A 72-year-old woman was killed in a fire that destroyed her house in Barangay San Gabriel in Borongan City on Saturday, Jan 21.
The victim, identified as Josefina Arre, had Alzheimer’s disease and was alone in the house when the fire broke out at around 1 a.m., the local police reported.
The fire was controlled at about 1:20 a.m. and was put out at around 1:40 a.m.
During the clearing operations, firefighters found Arre’s body under debris. The remains were brought to a local funeral parlor by a rescue group.
Damage caused by the fire was pegged at P50,000.00.
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