Schoolgirl dies in fire after going home

Posted at 07/02/2014 6:21 PM

MANILA - A six-year-old girl died after fire hit a residential area in Sinag Ibaba, Barangay Mauay, Mandaluyong City on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the fire started at 1:20 p.m., and reached the fourth alarm before it was put out past 3 p.m.

The girl, identified as Renalyn Orocay, just came home from school when the fire erupted. She was sleeping at the time of the incident.

She was alone in their house since both her parents were at work at that time.

Around 20 houses were gutted by the blaze, leaving about 40 families homeless.

The cost of damage was estimated at P300,000. -- Reports from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM; Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News