A fireman trains his hose on a burning house in Sta. Ana, Manila on Saturday night.
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Fire breaks out in Manila
Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star) - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — At least 10 houses were destroyed when a fire of unknown origin struck a residential area in Sta. Ana, Manila on Saturday night.

Senior Inspector Lucio Albaracin, chief of the Manila Bureau of Fire Protection, said the blaze started at a shop along Obrero street, Barangay Punta at around 10:47 p.m. 

The fire reached the second alarm before it was declared under control at past 1 a.m. yesterday.

No one was reported injured in the incident. A motorcycle and a car parked in the area were also damaged.

Damage to property was placed at P400,000.

Arson probers said they have yet to determine if the fire was caused by a faulty wiring or an appliance left unplugged.  

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