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All Saints’ Day fire razes 80 houses in Cebu

by on Nov.06, 2010, under General

A lightened candle intended to pay respect to a departed loved one on All Saints’ Day triggered a two hour blaze that destroyed at least 80 houses in the thickly populated area in the interior portion of C. Padilla Street in Barangay Duljo-Fatima and a part of Mambaling. The fire broke out at 9:06 p.m and burned more than P20 million worth of properties and left at least 200 families homeless. They said most of the owners were at cemeteries paying respects to their departed love ones when the fire broke out. The heavy rains failed to stop the blaze that spread to at least six sitios, prompting trucks around Cebu to respond until the fire was placed under control in two hours and 20 minutes. The investigators are looking into reports that the fire started in the house of Loben Monineo who was seen lighting a candle on the second floor minutes before the fire started. A heavy downpour did not do much to help put out the fire as strong winds fanned the flames in several directions. Firefighters faced the problem of narrow roads as their trucks could not penetrate the area where the blaze was fiercest. No one was reported injured or missing in the fire.

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