Fire razes 150 houses in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 August) – Around 150 houses were destroyed when a fire hit Purok 2 and Purok 3 in Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C, Davao City around 11 a.m. Friday, City Fire Marshall Major Virna Silagan said.

Based on an initial report released by the Bureau of Fire Protection 11 at 2:45 p.m., Silagan said the fire started on the 2nd floor of the residence of a couple identified only as “Layla” and “King.”

The fire was put under control at 1:37  p.m. or some two hours later, Silagan said.

No one was reported injured in the incident as of 3:57 p.m.

Investigators placed the estimated cost of damage to properties at P2,625,000.

Silagan said authorities are still investigating the cause of fire. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)