Widow dies, six houses destroyed by fire in Alcoy town

By: Rene F. Alima June 28,2016 - 05:25 PM

A WIDOW died while six houses got burned down by a fire that hit barangay Nug-as, Alcoy town at past 10 p.m. last Sunday.

PO2 Rosendo Benondo of the Alcoy police precinct said their town had no fire trucks and they had to call the neighboring towns for help.

The victim identified as 74-year-old Rosalia Gomez died after being trapped inside her house, which was one of six that was destroyed by the fire. The fire was put out by 4 a.m. Monday.

Two fire trucks from Dalaguete and Boljoon towns responded to the call for assistance. Dalaguete was nine kilometers while Boljoon was 10 kilometers away from Alcoy town.

Damages were pegged at half a million pesos since the houses owned by Gomez, Melody Meranda, Cresencia Eñego, Felux Coronel, Merlina Mejares and Veneranda Camporedondo were made of light materials.

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