By Staff
Published 10:30 AM, November 7, 2020

Naval, Biliran— Three houses including a bakery were totally gutted by fire and one neighboring house was partially burned when a fire of still unknown origin occurred about 1:44 in the morning today Saturday (Nov 7) in this municipality.

Fire Inspector Zardoz Abela, Municipal Fire Marshall, identified the house owners as Lucio Mangco, owner of Rivera Bakery, and Fe Tambis, and the partially gutted house belonged to Engr. Warlito Alagao Sr.

The local fire bureau said that a certain Michael Arpon, a helper of the Bakery, called up their station about 1:50 in the morning today about fire that broke in the area.

The firemen immediately responded to the call and upon arrival noticed that the fire was already huge, because most the houses were made of light materials.

The fire reached the first alarm with a fire truck Almeria joining the local fire bureau in putting out the fire.

Initial report from the account of the people in the area stated that the fire started at the Rivera Baker, owned by Mangco. Because the store was made of light material, the fire burned the backs of the workers of the bakery, who ran towards the house owned by Tambis, which was also quickly burned because the house was also made of light materials.

Later the fire spread to the house of Engr. Alagao and gutted the rooms on the second floor.

The fire was controlled about 2:14 in the morning and was totally out about 2:55.

Fe Tambis incurred a wound after hitting a wire while going out of her house, but the wound is only slight. No casualty was reported.

Damage from the fire was estimated at P4 million. –


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