Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Zambo fire razes 300 houses

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A huge fire razed a neighborhood before dawn Wednesday in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, officials said. 

Photos released by Councilor El King Omaga show the fire that razes at least 300 houses in the village of Recodo in Zamboanga City on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Officials said at least 300 houses were burned in the conflagration that erupted in the village of Recodo where fire fighters struggled to control the blaze until the inferno was put out hours later. 

There were no immediate reports of casualties and authorities were investigating what triggered the fire. 

Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar has ordered social workers and Councilor El King Omaga, the action officer on disaster response, to look into the situation of hundreds of fire victims and helped facilitate their evacuation to temporary shelters.

Omaga also released photos of the conflagration and said the local government initially distributed bottled water and biscuits as social workers prepared food packs for displaced families. (Zamboanga Post)

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