Fire kills 3 in San Mateo, Rizal

Posted at 04/05/2012 12:49 PM | Updated as of 04/05/2012 12:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A fire hit a residential area in San Mateo, Rizal at dawn on Thursday, killing 3 people.

The fatalities are 75-year-old Esperanza Gabnot and her 2 grandchildren, who were just visiting her for the Holy Week.

The blaze, which began around 2 a.m., also destroyed at least 6 homes.

Damage to property is estimated to be worth P200,000.

It was declared out at around 4 a.m.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. - ANC