200 displaced in Cagayan de Oro fire
Men help put out a fire that destroyed several houses in Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City yesterday.
Gerry Lee Gorit
200 displaced in Cagayan de Oro fire
Gerry Lee Gorit (The Philippine Star) - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — At least 200 people lost their homes in a fire that destroyed at least 60 houses in Cagayan de Oro City yesterday morning.

The fire reportedly started at the house of a certain Arnel Bolango in Sitio Lazaro, Barangay Lapasan, according to city fire marshall Capt. Lawrence Velarde.

Bolango denied the allegation.

Probers have yet to verify information that a person was reported missing in the blaze that took 72 hours for firefighters to put out.

Authorities estimated the damage to property at P2 million.

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