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Taguig fires: 1 dead, 18 families homeless

Nillicent Bautista - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines —  A 58-year-old woman died and 18 families were left homeless in two separate fires in Taguig on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that Gloria Quinto died after a fire broke out in Barangay Usasan.

The BFP said the blaze, which reached first alarm, started at 4:22 a.m. and destroyed two houses, leaving three families homeless, before it was put out at 4:51 a.m.

Arson investigators said the fire started on the second floor of Leodigario Quinto’s house but have yet to determine its cause.

Damage to property was placed at P250,000.

Fifteen more families were left homeless after a fire hit Barangay Fort Bonifacio.

Senior Fire Inspector Demetrio Sablan Jr. said the blaze started at around 10:48 a.m. at the house of Lando Gasingan.

Sablan reported that the fire reached third alarm before it was declared under control at 12:39 p.m.

According to the BFP, the fire left 11 houses damaged and over P1 million worth of properties destroyed.

No one was injured in the incident.         

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