Three fires in Cebu, Mandaue cities

By: Anie M. Paujana, Bjorn Abraham Tabanera, Doris C. Bongcac, Melissa Q. Cabahug October 04,2014 - 03:42 PM
 Caption: CASUNTINGAN MANDAUE FIRE/OCT. 4, 2014: Two young fire victims carry images of senior Sto Niño and Mother Mary as they save their belongings from their burning houses at sitio Pilapil barangay Casuntingan Mandaue City. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Two young fire victims carry images of senior Sto. Niño and Mother Mary as they try save whatever is left of their belongings from the flames the damaged five homes in barangay Casuntingan at Mandaue City. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)


A house in Sitio lower Careta, barangay Careta caught on fire at past 7 a.m. today.

Home owner Alex Morimon was reported to be cooking rice in his kitchen when a nearby container caught fire, he said. Morimon’s neighbors were quick to put out the fire themselves. Damages were pegged at P1,000.

Barely an hour after, a Kawasaki motorcycle caught fire following a vehicular accident along the Bayanhian Village at Basak.

SFO2 Pier Angelo Abellana said the motorcycle fell to the ground after hitting a vehicle. Abellana said leaked gasoline caused the fire. Fire fighters used an extinguisher.


PICKING UP THE PIECES. Residents of Sitio Pilapil, Casuntingan in Mandaue City try to get whatever is left of their belongings. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

A third fire damaged five houses in sitio Pilapil, Casuntingan Mandaue City at 11:40 am today. The fire was believed to have originated from the home of Edgar Gutib. Electrical misuse was cited as the cause of the fire.

The fire was put out 20 minutes later. SFO1 Cipriano Codilla Jr. pegged the damages at P150,000.


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