At least 1 dead in pre-dawn fire in Cebu City
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A pre-dawn blaze in a residential area in this city on Saturday, October 19, left at least one teenage girl dead and 90 families homeless.
Local authorities said a 14-year-old girl was killed after she got trapped in her home in Barangay Sambag Uno. At least 5 others sustained minor injuries, said the Bureau of Fire Protection in Cebu City.
BFP-Cebu City said around 32 homes were torched in the blaze.
The control room of the Cebu City Sports Complex and some classrooms in a neighboring university were also reportedly damaged.
Initial investigation showed that the fire started from an unattended appliance.
BFP-Cebu City said it received the report of the fire past 2 am. The fire was put out by 8:25 am. – With reports from Gelo Litonjua/ Rappler.com