Fire razes homes, displaces 15 people in Baguio | Inquirer News

Fire razes homes, displaces 15 people in Baguio

Fire razes homes, displaces 15 people in Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY —  A fire gutted a residential area along Honeymoon Road in this city early Sunday, Aug. 27, leaving at least 15 people homeless.

The fire originated in a bakery and was reported to the authorities at 12:50 a.m. and was declared under control about an hour later.

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The source of the fire was an unattended candle, Barangay Captain Romulo Wayway confirmed to Mayor Benjamin Magalong in a report.

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Wayway also said the candle, originally lit to remember a deceased family member, may have set a tablecloth ablaze while the family was sleeping.

A driver of a passing car noticed the fire and blew his car horn to alert them.

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Authorities said those displaced were given food, hygiene, and sleeping kits.

The victims were also expected to receive financial and shelter assistance. INQ

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