Ponce 2 fire kills 2, burns 50 homes

By Benjie Talisic |May 11,2019 - 08:14 AM

At least 50 homes were burned in the fire which hit Sitio Ponce 2, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City at dawn today, May 11. / CDN Digital File Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines- An elderly couple was killed in a fire which burned homes in Sitio Ponce 2, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.

Nicasio Orcullo, 62, and Proserfina Orcullo, 57, were trapped inside their burning home.

A girl, who was earlier believed to have perished form the fire, was already found by her parents.

Read More:Photo Gallery: Scenes from the Sitio Ponce 2 fire

Fire Chief Inspector Noel Ababon, head of Cebu City’s Fire Department, said that the fire that broke at 4:18 a.m. burned at least 50 homes. It was placed under control at 5:15 a.m.

Damage to properties was pegged at P900,000.

Ababon said they are yet to determine the cause of the fire which was believed to have started at the residence of Edna Basilliote and her live-in-partner Jason Herciso. Edna is the sister of Eddie Basilliote who was earlier arrested by Talamban police for drugs possession.

“Gi safe keeping na sa police kay duha kay gi kulata na man sa mga silingan,” Ababon said.

Ababon said they do not discount the possibility or arson in the Ponce 2 fire. /dcb

 

 

 

 

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