Baclayon fire razes 2 houses, leaves P.7-M damages

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Baclayon fire razes 2 houses, leaves P.7-M damages

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A fire in Barangay San Roque, Baclayon which erupted at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday burned two houses to the ground before it was declared under control at 8:45 a.m.

A fire which broke out early on Thursday and raged for over an hour razed two houses in Baclayon town.

No one was injured during the incident but the blaze left at least P700,000 in structural damages of both houses, said Baclayon acting fire marshal SFO2 Diomedes Butawan, Jr.

According to Butawan, the fire may have started due to electrical short circuit or electrical overloading inside a house owned by one Segundina Bugtong Oppus in Barangay San Roque.

The blaze spread to a nearby house owned by Melquiadez Maliksi.


Butawan said that the fire erupted at around 7:40 a.m. and was later placed under second alarm prompting firefighters from Tagbilaran City, Dauis and Alburquerque to also respond.

The blaze was declared under control at 8:45 a.m.

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Authorities have yet to release an estimated damage cost of the appliances and other belongings burned or incinerated during the fire.

Butawan noted that a vehicle was also totally wrecked by the fire.

Meanwhile, Bureau of Fire Protection investigators continued their probe on the incident. (A. Doydora and R. Tutas)

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