CAMP OLA, Albay – Two sisters died in a fire that razed five houses in Barangay Tablac, Matnog, Sorsogon, Saturday, July 31.
Police Major Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 spokesperson, identified the victims as “Tinay,” 18, and “Baby,” 11, both residents of Barangay Tablac.
According to Calubaquib, the owner of the house lighted a candle near a stockpile of gasoline after area was hit by power interruption, causing an accidental explosion.
The fire spread to four other homes and Calubaquib said that the victims were trapped inside their house.
The Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) is still conducting investigation of the incident.