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45 houses razed in two dawn fires in separate villages in Cebu City

By Benjie B. Talisic |February 08,2019 - 07:23 AM CEBU CITY, Philippines — Firefighters in Cebu City and neighboring areas had their hands full early today, February 8, as two separate fires, happening barely an hour and a half apart, hit separate barangays in Cebu City, destroying a total of 45 houses and displacing a still undertermined number of families.

A fire that hit past 4 a.m. of Feb. 8, 2019 in  Sitio Paradise 2, Barangay Kinasang-an, Cebu City destroy 30 houses. It broke out about one-and-a-half hours after an earlier fire destroyed 15 houses in Barangay Tinago, also in Cebu City.| CDND Photo by Benjie Talisic


City firefighters rushed to Sitio Paradise 2 in  Barangay Kinasang-an due to another fire alarm that was rang at 4:34 a.m.

The second fire happened as another group of firefighters had just doused the blaze that broke out at 2:30 a.m. and destroyed 15 houses in Barangay Tinago. The Tinago fire was  placed under control 30 minutes later, or at 3:04 a.m.


When the Kinasang-an fire broke out, the City Fire Department was still to declare a fire out in Tinago.

RELATED STORY Pre-dawn fire destroys 15 houses in Barangay Tinago, Cebu City

According to Fire Chief Inspector Noel Nelson Ababon, Cebu City’s fire marshal,  at least 30 houses made of light materials were burned down in the Kinasang-an fire.

Ababon said they were still determining what caused the fire that started in the house of a Victor Nadera. It was placed under control at  5:17 a.m.,

In Barangay Tinago, meanwhile, the fire department declared a fire out at 5:38 a.m. /elb


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