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State of calamity in Cagayan de Oro village due to fire

Gerry Lee Gorit - The Philippine Star
State of calamity in Cagayan de Oro village due to fire
The barangay council approved the calamity declaration on Thursday night to ensure the fast distribution of relief assistance to affected families.
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MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Nazareth in Cagayan de Oro has been placed under a state of calamity due to a fire that hit a residential area on Thursday.

The barangay council approved the calamity declaration on Thursday night to ensure the fast distribution of relief assistance to affected families.

Initial reports said 99 families were rendered homeless in the fire, which destroyed 63 houses along 31st street.

Probers have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

Damage due to the fire was initially placed at P4.3 million.

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