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Fire razes about a hundred houses in Mandaue City

By: Norman V. Mendoza February 22,2016 - 11:55 AM

About a hundred houses  were razed to the ground in a fire that broke out  in a densely-populated residential area, reportedly on a lot owned by Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, in Sitio Alliance of Two Hearts, Barangay Basak, Mandaue City shortly before 11 a.m. today.

The fire destroyed residential structures, a mix of concrete and light materials, in just 30 minutes as strong winds fanned the flames as it spread fast, according to

F02 Antonio Montajes of the Mandaue City Fire Station.

The fire, which broke out around 10:50 a.m., was believed to have started in a housed owned by a certain Conchita Juntilla who allegedly  left unattended an open fire she lit to cook food, Montajes said.

He said firefighters had difficulty reaching the area as it was surrounded by other residential communities and the roads leading to the site were narrow, making it hard for firetrucks to get inside.

Mayor Cortes was at the City Hall when he heard the news and immediately proceeded to the area.

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