Fire consumes P1M worth of properties in Cebu City

Fire consumes 1 million pesos worth of properties in a residential area in Barangay Luz, Cebu City, Monday night (January 13).

According to Fire Officer 2 Fulbert Navarro ng Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the fire started on the third floor of Lapiz family’s house at Sitio Sto. Nino, 8 pm yesterday. Fire out was declared at around 9:50 pm wherein the fire burned around 60 homes.

The victims of the fire now stayed at the Sitio Abellana Gym, and the local Barangay Luz government has given already given them food assistance.

The BFP is still investigating the cause of the Cebu fire. They are looking at electrical connection problems that could have been the source of the fire.

Meanwhile, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the fire victims would be able to return to their areas because the government owns it. He also said the government would provide financial assistance to the victims.

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Pagasa weather bulletin today: Isolated rains may cause mudflow in Taal ashfall affected areas

Pagasa weather bulletin today: Isolated rains in Taal ashfall affected areas such as Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Quezon.

At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 670 km East Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (12.5 °N,131.7 °E). Tail End of a Cold Front affecting the Visayas.

A mudflow or mudflow is a form of mass wasting involving “very rapid to extremely rapid surging flow” of debris that has become partially or fully liquified by the addition of significant amounts of water to the source material.

Everyone in the said areas is advised to take precautions as the mudflow can make roads slippery, which can road cause accidents.