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120 families homeless in Quezon City fire

Emmanuel Tupas - The Philippine Star
120 families homeless in Quezon City fire
Firefighters put out a fire that razed houses along Cardiz street, Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City yesterday.
Michael Varcas

MANILA, Philippines — At least 120 families were displaced yesterday after a fire razed a slum area in Quezon City.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)’s National Capital Region field office said the blaze in Barangay Tatalon started at around 11:16 a.m. and reached second alarm.

An employee at the city disaster risk reduction and management office said around 45 shanties at the corner of Banawe and Cadiz streets were destroyed.

Arson probers said they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Firefighters contained the fire at 12:55 p.m.

The affected residents are taking shelter at the covered court of a public school in the area.

Another fire broke out at a residential area in Barangay Commonwealth yesterday afternoon.

The fire gutted several houses along Luzon Avenue, the BFP said.

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