Fire razes 16 houses in Lamitan; 1 injured PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 May 2011 16:01

At least 42 families were rendered homeless after a fire broke out and razed 16 houses in Barangay Malinis, Lamitan City last Thursday night.

A male resident sustained burns in the different parts of the body and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Reports reaching Daily Zamboanga Times disclosed that the fire started at the house of the Dela Cruz family and spread to 15 other neighboring houses.

Fire investigators theorized that the occupants of the Dela Cruz house were not around as all of them were in Lamitan proper tending to their small business.

Some of the affected families failed to retrieve their belongings as they were more concern on saving themselves from the blaze.
Firemen estimated the total damage at P500,000.

The affected families were temporarily sheltered at the Datu Rizal Cultural Center as the city government of Lamitan commenced relief assistance to them. — Dan Toribio Jr.