Fire hits residential area in Quezon City; 300 houses affected
A fire that reached Task Force Alpha razed about 300 houses in a residential area in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon.
The blaze that broke out at barangay (village) Damayan Lagi corner E. Rodriguez reached third alarm at 2:39 p.m., fourth alarm at 2:41 p.m., and fifth alarm at 2:48 p.m., according to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Initial report by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire started at the third floor of a residential structure owned by one Ryan Cano. The house was made of light materials.
Both northbound and southbound lanes of E. Rodriguez-Araneta were closed to traffic due to the incident.
Firetrucks have been deployed in the area, the MMDA added.
The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined. YG/rga
PAGTATAMA | FIRE ALERT: Sunog sa Brgy. Damayan, E. Rodriguez, nagaganap. | via Amiel Kabigting pic.twitter.com/5XQ9twQHXZ
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May nasusunog po ngayun near Delos Santos Hospital E.Rodriguez Quezon City pic.twitter.com/SrFGtDmtUC
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Fire at E.Rodriguez…. Praying for everyone's safety. pic.twitter.com/SA4QGDOS8X
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Fire in E. Rodriguez, the illegal settlement in front of Delos Santos Medical. pic.twitter.com/uN8PqlcdTN
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