1 dead, another hurt in Puerto Princesa City fire | Inquirer News

1 dead, another hurt in Puerto Princesa City fire

/ 09:53 AM April 11, 2023

Fire razes 20 houses in Puerto Princesa City

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY —One person died and another was hurt in a fire Tuesday that razed two houses in Purok (zone) Matahimik, Barangay Sta. Lourdes in this city.

City Fire Department spokesperson Fire Officer 3 Mark Llacuna said in a report that the fire broke out at 1:30 a.m. but was reported to them only at 2:20 a.m.

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The fatality was a person with disability identified as Mary Grace Fuentes, 30. Llacuna said Fuentes was not able to get out of the burning house.

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He said Fuentes’ mother Marcela, 75, suffered first degree burns in both shoulders and right arm.

Llacuna said the fire lasted for two hours before firefighters declared it fire out at 3:20 a.m.

He added they were still conducting follow-up investigations to determine the cause of fire and cost of damage.

GERALDFORD TICKE INQ

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