5 hurt in Muntinlupa fire

Posted at 02/05/13 6:38 PM

MANILA – At least 5 people were injured in a fire that razed around 50 homes in Muntinlupa City on Thursday.

One of the victims sustained first-degree burns.

Authorities said more than 100 families were affected by the fire that hit a residential area in Km. 23, West Service Road, Cupang.

The fire only reached the first alarm but lasted for nearly 2 hours before it was put out.

Authorities said the fire quickly spread because the homes were made of light materials.

They have yet to determine the cause of the fire and the cost of damage. -- Report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM