Elderly woman dead in Rizal town blaze

Elderly woman dead in Rizal town blaze

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 11:43 AM February 28, 2024

Elderly woman dead in Rizal town blaze


LUCENA CITY — A 75-year-old woman died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, when a fire of still unknown origin gutted her house in Taytay town in Rizal province.

The Police Regional Office (PRO 4A) in a report Wednesday, Feb. 28, identified the victim as Catalina Edrial.


The report added that Edrial was trapped inside her house in a subdivision in Barangay (village) San Juan when it caught fire at 5:56 p.m.


READ: BFP: Fire hits Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City

The local fire department responded and declared the blaze under control 21 minutes later.

The body of the victim was recovered by firemen inside her room during the clearing operation.

The report did not provide information on the whereabouts of the victim’s family when the fire broke out.

The cause of the fire, which started in the stockroom and library of the house, is still under investigation.

Authorities estimated the cost of damage to P2.7 million.


Police said the family of the victim waived the conduct of an autopsy of her remains.

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