A fire razed about 100 houses in Alabang, Muntinlupa shortly after midnight on Dec. 11, authorities said.
According to the Muntinlupa City Fire Station, the fire started at about 12:19 a.m. from the second floor of a house on No. 41 Interior, Ilaya St. in Alabang occupied by a certain Diego and Ruby, and owned by Delia Japitana.
The fire quickly spread and the first alarm was at 12:22 a.m. and reached the third alarm at 12:29 a.m. Firefighters declared the fire under control at 1:49 a.m. and it was put out at 2:48 a.m.
Eleven fire trucks, five water tankers, two ambulances and 25 volunteers responded to the incident. No one was injured in the fire and the Muntinlupa City Fire Station estimated the damage to property at P1 million.
According to Erwin Alfonso, head of Muntinlupa City Department of Disaster Resilience and Management (MCDDRM), based on their partial mapping, 41 families or 147 individuals were affected by the fire. They were evacuated to the Alabang Elementary School.
The Muntinlupa City government through the Social Services Department is assisting the affected families.