Fire destroys 9 houses in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY – Nine houses were destroyed in a fire that hit a residential area in Purok Malinong, Barangay Tangub here on Sunday night, June 9.


A FIRE hits a residential area in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City on Sunday, June 9. (Photo courtesy of BFP-Bacolod) 

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Bacolod said the blaze broke out from the house of Larry Lorimas adjacent to a mall at around 8:15 p.m.

Seven houses were destroyed and two others were partially damaged. These were made of light materials.

Arson investigators said the fire was initially caused by an unattended open flame from a firewood.

Fire out was declared at 8:43 p.m. No injuries were reported. 

Damage to property was estimated at P100,000.