Baby girl dies in fire in Negros

Published January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – A one-year-old baby girl died while her three other siblings survived the fire which razed their house at Barangay Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental last Thursday.

(Photos courtesy of Sagay City Fire Station/MANILA BULLETIN)
(Photos courtesy of Sagay City Fire Station/MANILA BULLETIN)

Senior Fire Officer 4 Rodney Nadal, city fire marshal officer-in-charge, identified the fatality as Mary Rose Lepangue.

Nadal said the fire broke out around 8 p.m. while the four children were sleeping after having an early dinner. The victim’s nine-year-old elder brother first noticed the blaze and woke up his younger siblings aged 8 and 5. They all ran outside the house and were unharmed.

Nadal said her elder brother was supposed to return inside the house to save his youngest sister but he was prevented by his uncle because the fire was already too big.

Nadal said the mother of the children went out to charge her cellular phone when the incident happened.

Nadal said an unattended kerosene lamp initially caused the blaze, which destroyed the house made of light materials. The fire left an estimated P10,000 worth of damage.