Alcala wife’s ancestral home razed in Lucena fire
Supt. Allen Rae Co, Lucena police chief, said the blaze started at 12:15 p.m. in Barangay (village) 2.
The fire razed rows of houses along the busy P. Gomez Street, including the one-story wooden ancestral house of the wife of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Corazon Asuncion Maaño, a native of this city.
Two gravestone shops also burned down.
Local firemen assisted by firefighters from neighboring towns were still battling to control the blaze as of 1 p.m.
Fire gutted the old public market here last May 28.
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