Fire guts 200 houses in Davao coastal barangay

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Feb) – Around 200 houses, including stilt houses of Badjao families, had been destroyed after a fire broke out in Purok 4, Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C here Wednesday afternoon, an official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 11 said.

SFO2 Ramil Gillado, officer-in-charge of the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of BFP 11, said the firemen were alerted on the fire around 1:20 p.m.

The fire reportedly affected several houses mostly made of light materials. It was put out more than an hour later, at 2:35 p.m.

Gillado said witness Enrico Jimena claimed the fire emanated from the residence of a certain Eddie Tungal. But authorities have yet to determine the cause and the cost of damages.

No one was reported injured from the incident. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)