Fire hits residential apartment in Lucena City

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LUCENA CITY — A fire broke out in a residential apartment in this city on Tuesday afternoon, April 23.

The Lucena police said in a report Wednesday, April 24, that the blaze started at around 3:30 p.m. after a wire in an electric post in Barangay (village) 1 sparked.

Few moments later, the fifth unit of the apartment near the electric post caught fire and spread to the other four units.

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Three of the five-unit apartments, owned by one Corazon Morales, were gutted by the blaze while the other two were only partially damaged before the blaze was put out around 4:06 p.m. by the local firemen.

No one was hurt in the incident and property damage has yet to be determined by authorities, the report also said.

Investigation was ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

On Jan. 26 this year, a fire also broke out in another part of the barangay that gutted at least 15 houses and left four people dead.