The victim, Quirino Calliao, died from third degree burns and suffocation.
Neighbor Mila Arsenal told MindaNews she noticed smoke coming from the
storehouse owned by Ang Eng Choon around 5:45 and called the fire station for
The bodega was almost razed to the ground by the time the firemen arrived. The
nearby residential house also caught fire but it was put off by the responding
The fire lasted for almost an hour and reached the 2nd alarm level.
The Bureau of Fire Protection here said the fire destroyed some P600,000 worth
of properties inside the bodega.
BFP-Kidapawan has yet to establish the origin of the fire.
Fire trucks coming from the towns of Mlang, Matalam, and Makilala also
assisted in putting out the fire. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)