A FIVE-year-old boy died when he was trapped inside their burning house at 6 p.m. the other day in Dipolog City.
The victim was identified as Eddie Tanodra Rebultan Jr., of Purok Violeta, Dicayas.
Reports said the victim was left alone in the care of his seven-year-old brother Jeric Terrence while their mother, identified as Florida Tanodra, 34, was away.
The report said Jeric lighted a gas lamp and placed it on the floor and left his brother alone.
The fire was only noticed by their neighbors when it was already eaten almost half of the house.
After the fire was declared under control, the victim was recovered during the clearing operation.