Ma­ca­balan fire razes 47 houses

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Tops Stories - By Al­wen Salir­ing

Some 56 fam­i­lies or 244 in­di­vid­u­als were dis­placed af­ter a fire razed 47 houses at Ac­cre­ation, Ma­ca­balan, Ca­gayan de Oro City, Sun­day af­ter­noon, Jan­uary 7.

The lo­cal fire bureau said the fire broke around 2:27 p.m. and was put out or de­clared ‘fire out' af­ter nearly an hour or at 3:22 p.m.

City Fire Mar­shall Su­per­in­ten­dent Richard Arbu­tante said they raised the alarm to third level to en­sure more fire trucks can re­spond.

He said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion as to the cause of the fire is still on go­ing.

"Pa­dayon ang atong in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Pag walay makuha nga phys­i­cal ev­i­dence moadto ta sa mga tes­ti­monies, "Arbu­tante said.

Arbu­tante said most of the af­fected houses are made of light ma­te­ri­als and the ter­rain of the area is dif­fi­cult for the fire fight­ers to pen­e­trate.

He said around 13 fire trucks in­clud­ing from the pri­vate vol­un­teers came to help.

"Duol sa da­gat unya kasagara made of light ma­te­ri­als ang mga balay unya lisod ang dalan sud­lon kay daghan pa mga sikad nga tabok-tabok,"Arbu­tante said.

But, though the fire spread rapidly to the neigh­bor­ing houses, Arbu­tante said fire fight­ers ex­erted their best ef­forts to stop the fire promptly.

"Gi-raise nato sa 3rd alarm para panig­uro nga suf­fi­cient ang num­ber of fire trucks nga makare­sponde and con­sid­er­ing nga ang area is highly com­bustible,"Arbu­tante added.

The City So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment (CSWD) of­fice has al­ready ex­tended as­sis­tance and im­me­di­ate help to the fire vic­tims.

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