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More than 6,000 people homeless after 7-hour fire in Mandaluyong

Published November 14, 2016 4:26am Updated November 14, 2016 7:54am More than 6,000 people were left homeless in a huge fire that lasted for more than seven hours in Mandaluyong City on Sunday night.

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The Bureau of Fire said more than 500 houses were gutted by the fire that broke out at 7:48 p.m. at Block 35, Barangay Addition Hills. The fire reached the general alarm as it spread to Barangay San Jose.

Firefighters declared the fire under control at 12:31 a.m. The blaze was finally put out at 3:24 a.m.

Local officials said a total of 1,465 families or 6,387 people were displaced  by the fire.

The affected residents were staying in four elementary schools that have been turned into evacuation centers. —DVM/ALG, GMA News


Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com

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