20 houses burned to ashes in Boracay

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A fire burned at least 20 homes at 5 am on Thursday in Barangay Balabag in Boracay Island.

Some of the houses hit by the fire were used as boarding houses.

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Up to 25 families lost their homes due to the fire that lasted for about an hour.

One was reported injured in the incident.

The Boracay Fire Station is still investigating where the fire came from and what caused the fire.

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Patient and caregiver died of fire in Quezon City

Three people were killed after a fire burned a home in Barangay Blue Ridge A, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City Friday morning.

The 87-year-old homeowner, his 40-year-old son, and 35-year-old caregiver died in the incident.

According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire started at 2  am.

At the height of the fire, the second floor collapsed and burned four cars.

According to the helper who survived the fire, she heard a loud blast before the fire broke out in the kitchen.

She ran outside to ask for help, but the fire grew fast and spread quickly.

“‘Yong fire extinguisher hindi kaya. Hindi kaya kasi grabe talaga ‘yong apoy,” said Melendre Alegre.

(The extinguisher cannot put out the fire because it was severe.)

She even saw her boss asking for help on the second floor of the house.

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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