9 dead after fire razes house in Pasay City

Ben Nabong
An entire family of 5 who occupied the first floor of the two-story house perished in the fire, say authorities

CHARRED. Crime scene investigators and funeral parlor personnel recover the charred bodies from a house along Almazor street in Pasay City. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Nine people were killed after fire razed a house in Maricaban, Pasay City, early Thursday morning, February 7.

Fire investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) identified the victims as the following:

  • Mark Joseph Calma, 23
  • John Clark Calma, 17
  • Andrew James Calma, 11
  • Michael Calma, 44
  • Jhulea Janet Guablas, 16
  • Nichole Guablas, 9
  • Andrei James Guablas, 2
  • Julius Guablas, 39
  • Rheadela Guablas, 40

The mother of the Calma family was able to escape from the second floor where they lived.

Meanwhile, the entire Guablas family died in the fire. They were all living on the first floor of the house. 

The fire reached the first alarm and was declared fire out by 3:17 am, or an hour after firefighters were able to respond to the incident.

INSPECTION. Crime scene investigators check on the cause of the fire that, according to initial information, may have been caused by faulty wiring

– Rappler.com