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At least 300 houses razed in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu fire

/ 09:43 PM March 16, 2018

Fire destroys at least 300 houses in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City, late Friday afternoon. Tonee Despojo, CDN PHOTO

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – A fire razed at least 300 homes built along the shorelines of Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City at past 5 p.m., Friday.

Fire Senior Insp. Eulalio Muñez, officer-in-charge of the Lapu-Lapu City Fire Central District, said that the fire alarm was recorded at 5:10 p.m.

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It was raised to general alarm 20 minutes later.

The attempt of firemen to stop the fire continues as of this writing.

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The fire damaged the homes in Sitios Kotchen and New Paradise, which are thickly populated coastal communities in the city.

The area of the incident is located between the two bridges that connect the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue.

Andy Berame, head of Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LLCDRRMO), said they brought the fire victims to Pajo gym and the city sports complex.

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