Fires razes 9 houses in Barangay Concepcion

first_imgPhoto by IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Rapio told investigators a boarder hada candle on Saturday. The fire started at around 8:55 a.m. It took firefighters over an hour toput out the fire, said Romaquin. ILOILO City – Fire totally gutted sixhouses and partially damaged three more in Zone 1, Barangay Concepcion, CityProper yesterday morning. The fire started in the house ofNorceli Tan Rapio, initial investigation showed, and this quickly spread toneighboring houses. As of this writing the BFP had not yetreleased an estimate of the damaged properties. But probers believed the firemay have been caused by an unattended lighted candle. center_img Rapio’s house was a boardinghouse andso were most of the other fire-hit houses. All were made of light materials. Rapio’s house was totally gutted andthose of Nida Macabantad, Leny Olimpo, Pafeth Espinosa, WilmerDiel, and Ernesto Provido. The partially damaged houses wereowned by Lilian Velez, Roman Provido and Rina Fuerte. One person was slightly injured whiletwo others complained of difficulty breathing because of the thick smoke,according to Fire Officer 3 Judz Romaquin of the Bureau of Fire Protection. Rapio said her house had noelectricity for two months already and her boarders were using candles./PNlast_img