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Huge fire hits two sitios in Looc, Mandaue City

By: Mary Rose Sagarino, Paul Lauro - CDN Digital | March 12,2024 - 01:39 PM

Mandaue Looc fire

An aerial shot of the fire in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. photo: Carl Omega aerial

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—(UPDATED, 3:40 p.m.) A fire broke out in two sitios in Barangay Looc, Mandaue City on Tuesday noon, March 12, 2024.

The fire hit sitios Bantayan sa Hari and Under the Bridge, according to Looc Barangay captain Kevin Cabahug.

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According to residents, the fire started at around 11 a.m.

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Gelyn Pasibog, 28 years old, a renter said that the fire started very near their area, which is why she was not able to get any of her belongings aside from a few documents.

Pasibog stated that she was lying inside their  boardinghouse when she heard their neighbors shouting that there is a fire. She then got her documents and ran away because the fire was already very big.

Pasibog said that she really did not know what really happened but she heard her neighbor saying that there was a mentally challenged kid playing with fire. This has not been verified yet.

READ MORE: Barangay Looc declares state of emergency due to massive fire

Looc fire: Third alarm

The massive fire in Brgy. Looc was raised to third alarm.

First alarm was reported at 12:13 p.m.; second alarm at 12:15 p.m.; and third alarm at 12:22 p.m.

The fire was placed under control at 12:42 p.m. Fire out was declared at 2:16 p.m.

Fire victims were housed at the barangay Looc gymnasium.

Barangay Captain Kevin Cabahug said that they still do not know the damage and the number of families affected but they are already facilitating them.

City councilor Jennifer Del Mar, chairperson of the committee on disaster risk reduction management, said that the City Social Welfare and Services is already listing and validating the families affected.

READ MORE: Gas lamp accident may have caused huge Looc fire

More photos of the fire in Looc

Looc fire

A tug boat helps put out the massive fire in Barangay Looc in Mandaue City on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. photo: Carl Omega Aerials

Looc fire

An aerial shot of the huge fire in Barangay Looc in Mandaue City on Tuesday, MArch 12, 2024. photo: Carl Omega Aerials

Looc fire

AFTERMATH: Photo shows the damage caused by the massive fire in Barangay Looc in Mandaue City on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. CDN Digital photo | Christian Dave Cuizon

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