MANILA, Philippines – Around 300 families entered the new year without homes after fire gutted their community in Sta Ana, Manila, in the first few hours of 2020.
Fire struck a residential area along Pasig Line St in Sta Ana during the New Year festivities, and reached the first alarm at 3:54 am.
It was raised to Task Force Bravo alarm at 5:20 am before the fire was declared under control an hour later.
Firefighters declared fire out at nearly 8 am.
DZBB reported that authorities were looking into firecrackers – widely used in the country to welcome the new year – as a possible cause of the fire. – Rappler.com