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Fire sweeps through beachfront community in Davao

/ 02:15 PM August 22, 2013

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—A fire razed over 200 houses as it raged for two-and-a-half hours in a crowded beachfront settlement in Barangay (village) Sasa here on Thursday morning.

Sasa barangay councilman Boy Tecson said the fire, which started about 8 a.m., was contained at 10:35 a.m. as firetrucks had difficulty navigating the narrow and crowded streets in the area.

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Barangay officials estimated the damage to have reached P1.5 million but city officials were still trying to assess the number of families affected.

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