Morn­ing blaze dis­places 90 in­di­vid­u­als in Car­car

Uban ani nila naa sa barangay sam­tang ang uban nakipuyo sa ilang kali­wat nga duol-duol,”

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Nes­tle L. Semilla RE­PORTER

More or less 90 in­di­vid­u­als in Barangay Pobla­cion 2, Car­car City, were dis­placed af­ter their houses were razed by a fire on Fri­day morn­ing.

Car­car City Mayor Nice Apura told that at least 20 struc­tures were af­fected by yes­ter­day’s fire.

He said that the fire vic­tims are now tem­po­rar­ily housed at the Barangay Pobla­cion 2 mul­ti­pur­pose hall.

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said Apura.

(Some of them stayed at the barangay hall while some are stay­ing with their rel­a­tives liv­ing nearby.)

Apura said that per­son­nel from the City So­cial Wel­fare and Ser­vices (CSWS) are now ver­i­fy­ing the iden­ti­ties of the fire vic­tims.

Food and per­sonal hy­giene kits were al­ready dis­trib­uted to the evac­uees, said Apura.

The mayor added that he will check with avail­able funds from the city’s dis­as­ter agency and the fi­nal list from the CSWS be­fore they can dis­trib­ute fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to the af­fected fam­i­lies.

“ bu­tang pa atong na­hatag pero mo­hatag g’yud ta og fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance ani nila,” said Apura.

(Right now all we can give them is food and other needs but the city gov­ern­ment will def­i­nitely give them fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.)

The Car­car City Fire Sta­tion re­ceived the alarm at past 9 a.m.

An hour later, it was raised to Task Force Al­pha so that fire­fight­ers from neigh­bor­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment units can re­spond.

In a ra­dio in­ter­view with dyLA, Cebu Pro­vin­cial Fire Mar­shall Supt. Ce­sar Pa­tro­cino said that the fire mostly af­fected a res­i­den­tial area and por­tions of the city’s pub­lic mar­ket.

No one was in­jured, he added. The fire was placed un­der con­trol around 10:20 a.m.

“But as of now our fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors are still try­ing to de­ter­mine the cause and to­tal dam­age of the fire,” said Pa­tro­cino.

PHOTO/ CAR­CAR PO­LICE

On­look­ers gaze at a burn­ing house, one of 20 struc­tures de­stroyed by fire in Car­car.

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