15 houses, build­ings gut­ted by fire in Car­car

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Rowena D. Capistrano/KBQ

At least 15 houses and com­mer­cial build­ings were gut­ted by fire that hit Barangay Pobla­cion 2, Car­car City, south­ern Cebu yes­ter­day morn­ing.

No in­juries and fa­tal­i­ties were re­ported, but dam­age to prop­erty was pegged at P1 mil­lion.

Fire Of­fi­cer 3 Rey­nald Re­doblado, fire in­ves­ti­ga­tor, said the fire en­gulfed a res­i­den­tial area and por­tions of the mar­ket. Twelve houses, two com­mer­cial build­ings, and an eatery were burned down.

He said most of the res­i­den­tial houses were made of light ma­te­ri­als.

He said the fire started in the ground floor bed­room of the five-decade house of Mer­cedes Alin­so­gay.

The cause of the fire is yet to be de­ter­mined, said Re­doblado.

“We are not dis­count­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that a faulty elec­tri­cal wiring trig­gered the fire,” he said.

The fire de­part­ment re­ceived the alarm at 9:21 a.m. Forty min­utes later, it was raised to Task Force Al­pha, with fire trucks from the neigh­bor­ing cities and towns help­ing out to con­trol it.

Au­thor­i­ties de­clared fire out at 11:30 a.m.

A huge fire en­gulfs sev­eral homes and build­ings on Gen­eral Luna, Barangay Pobla­cion 2, Car­car City. Au­thor­i­ties peg the dam­age at P1 mil­lion. PHOTO COUR­TESY OFCAR­CAR CITY PO­LICE STA­TION

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