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Fire leaves 20 families homeless in Laguna

/ 11:29 AM August 19, 2017

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna—A two-hour fire hit a residential area in Sta. Rosa City in Laguna province early Saturday and left around 20 families homeless.

Fire Officer 4 Timotheo Soriano Jr. of the city fire department said they are still investigating the cause of the fire, initially reported to have started on the second floor of a two-story apartment in Barangay (village) Kanluran.

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The fire broke out around midnight and was put out past 2 a.m. It razed 15 other houses, most of them made of light and old materials.

“We had some difficulty penetrating the area because there was a live wire,” Soriano said in a phone interview.

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Soriano said investigation continues to see if a faulty electrical wiring caused the blaze.

Residents quickly escaped and no one was reported hurt in the incident.

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