6-hour long fire in Tondo caused by ‘kwitis’ extinguished
After almost six hours, the fire that gutted almost 1,000 houses in Tondo, Manila has been put out, a Manila fire officer said Friday.
Superintendent Jaime Ramirez, Fire Marshall of the City of Manila said the fire along Barangay 155 and 160 was put out 9:59a.m.
Aside from Dagupan Extension, areas affected by the fire that started at 3:05 a.m. are Raja Bago and Maria Guizon Streets.
Ramirez said a Barangay Tanod said that a wayward firecracker called Kwitis has caused the fire.
The fire started at the house of a certain Louie Basa and then continued on to the abandoned property of a certain Lolay Soriano.
Four people were injured.