200 families affected in Friday night inferno PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 March 2014 14:03

Almost 200  families were rendered homeless in a conflagration that hit Macrohon Drive, Caburihan in Canelar last Friday night.

The fire broke out around 8:50 p.m. and raged for three hours razing  more than 100 houses in the interior of Caburihan bordering with Tripplit and Sto. Niño.

Some affected residents told DZT the fire started at a boarding house and spread rapidly in that densed neighborhood.

Firemen battled the blaze with difficulty as the firetrucks could not penetrate deep into the inferno site because of the narrow roads where even tricycles hardly can go into.

Most of the residents failed to save their valuables as they immediately rushed out of their homes as flames came spreading like tsunami gobbling up sun dried structures.

Most residents of that interior neighborhood are boarding students and employees working in the city’s downtown stores, DZT gathered.

Affected residents took shelter at the Canelar Elementary School where they were assisted with relief goods by the city government.

At past midnight, another fire broke out at the 36IB area in Upper Calarian razing 13 roadside trading stalls.

House and stalls owners blamed the blackout as the cause of the two fires. – Dan Toribio Jr.