By Rizal Obanil
A fire hit Barangay Batasan, Quezon early Tuesday morning, burning down three houses.
The Quezon City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that the fire occurred at 5 a.m. on IBP Road in Barangay Batasan.
Initial reports said that the fire started inside the house of an old couple identified as Rosalinda and Quintos Barra.
Quintos told fire investigators that they were roused from their sleep when they heard what seemed like a loud explosion.
This sound was quickly followed by flames that he said started from the ceiling and quickly spread toward the rest of the house and the adjacent houses.
The second alarm was raised only minutes after the fire started, which was put out after an hour.
Probers are now conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.