DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) — A huge fire gutted several houses in Barangay 21-C Quezon Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Fire Officer 4 Ramil Gillado, spokesperson for the Davao City Fire District, told MindaNews that the fire was put under control at 1:49 p.m.
As of 5 p.m., Gillado added that the investigators have yet to determine the cause of fire and the number of families affected as well the houses destroyed.
“We’re waiting for feedback from investigator,” he said.
He said the Bureau Fire Protection (BFP)-Davao immediately dispatched a fire truck from its central office after being alerted of the fire incident taking place at a coastal barangay at 1:06 p.m.
He said additional fire trucks from different fire stations in Davao City were subsequently dispatched to the area to provide reinforcement in putting out the fire.
He said the Task Force Alpha declared around 2:30 p.m. that all available fire trucks have been dispatched. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)