Some 60 families were displaced by fire that gutted 30 houses yesterday morning in Mandaluyong City while another fire destroyed a convenience store and two cars in Taguig City.
Mandaluyong City Fire Department chief Insp. Roberto Samillano said authorities are conducting follow-up investigation into the incident.
Initial reports reaching Eastern Police District (EPD) said the fire started at 1:29 a.m. in one of the houses at Blk 17, Welfaireville Compound, Bgy. Addition Hills.
The report said the fire was triggered by unattended candle by a couple who were engaged in a heated argument.
The fire that razed 30 houses was declared under control at 2:08 a.m.
In Taguig City, a convenience store and two cars were gutted in a two-hour fire of still undetermined origin yesterday in the city.
A report from Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of Taguig City showed the fire started at 4 a.m. that reached fourth alarm and razed a row of eateries, 711 convenience store and a parked AUV and a sedan in Block 51, Phase 2, C-5 Road, Taguig City.
The report also disclosed that the fire broke out in the middle part of the row of eateries which were made of light materials as the fire spread to the nearby convenience stores as well as parked vehicles.
Firemen have difficulty in putting out the fire which was finally contained after two hours.
No one was reported injured in the fire whose damage to properties are still being determined by arson investigators.