Close  

1 hurt, 2 fires gut 100 houses, 12 stalls in Zamboanga City

/ 03:49 AM March 24, 2014

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—A fire fighter was injured while nearly 360 people were displaced when more than 100 houses and other structures were gutted during two separate fire incidents here on Friday and Saturday.

Supt. Dominador Zabala Jr., the city fire marshal, said arson investigators were looking at “two items left unattended, a charged cellular phone and a flat iron” as probable causes of the fire incidents.

ADVERTISEMENT

The first fire on Friday gutted more than 100 houses in Barangay (village) Canelar. “Most of the houses were made of light materials,” Zabala said, placing the damage at about P5 million. He said fire fighter Ramon Tolentino was slightly injured in the Canelar fire.

Elmer Apolinario, city assistant administrator, said they had listed 358 people affected by the Canelar fire.

FEATURED STORIES

In the fire in Barangay Upper Calarian early Saturday, 12 stalls were razed. Zabala said the Upper Calarian fire victims also claimed that power had tripped off and abruptly returned before the fire broke out.—Julie Alipala, Inquirer Mindanao

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Fire, Philippines - Regions, Zamboanga City
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.