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QC fire leaves 16 families homeless

/ 10:24 AM September 01, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—At least 16 families were left homeless as what began as a kitchen fire turned into a blaze that gutted several houses in an informal settlement in Quezon City early Monday.

Some 10 houses made of light materials were quickly swept in a 20-minute fire along Domingo Street in Barangay (village) Holy Spirit, Superintendent Jesus Fernandez, Quezon City Fire Marshal, told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview.

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Based on the initial investigation, Fernandez said the fire started at the kitchen of an unnamed resident who was cooking using a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stove.

No one was reported hurt in the incident.

Fernandez said the blaze destroyed an estimate of P150,000 worth of properties.

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