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Fire hits Port Area, 6 injured

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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Victims of a fire that struck Port Area, Manila, the other night look for anything they can possibly salvage. Around 400 families lost their homes. Photo by: Roger Talan Victims of a fire that struck Port Area, Manila, the other night look for anything they can possibly salvage. Around 400 families lost their homes.

AT least 400 families lost their homes while six were injured when fire razed a residential area in Port Area, Manila, the other night.

A probe by the Manila Fire Bureau said that about 200 homes were burned to the ground by the said fire that first hit the three-storey home of one Maritess Abanes on Atlanta Street at 8:35 p.m.

The fire was declared under control at 10:14 p.m. and was fully contained at 4:05 a.m.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the fire which quickly spread in the adjacent houses made of light materials.

Meanwhile, the six residents who reportedly sustained injuries remain unidentified.