BACOLOD CITY — A fireplace on Saturday evening displaced not less than 201 people or 63 households in a densely populated space in Purok Tangkong, Barangay 7, on this metropolis.
The Mayor’s Workplace reported that 38 homes had been destroyed and two others had been broken.
Chief Inspector Stephen Jardeleza, Bacolod Hearth Marshal, mentioned the hearth began from the home of Frederico Lumayno, who was cooking his meals on a butane range.
Lumayno admitted that he forgot that he was cooking and left to go to a wake, Jardeleza added.
He began cooking at previous 7 p.m. and the Bureau of Hearth Safety obtained the hearth name at 9:48 p.m., Jardeleza mentioned.
The homes within the squatter space had been made of sunshine supplies and the hearth unfold swiftly.
“Firefighters had issue placing out the blaze due to the slender pathway,” Jardaleza mentioned.
The hearth was put out at 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, who was on the scene of the hearth Saturday evening, additionally visited the victims who had been briefly sheltered on the Villamonte fitness center on Sunday.
He assured the hearth victims of presidency assist.
Meals, folding beds, sleeping and hygiene kits, modular tents and water have been offered the evacuees.
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