3 children die in Iloilo City fire

Posted at 10/05/2010 6:13 PM | Updated as of 10/05/2010 6:13 PM

ILOILO City, Philippines - Three children died in a fire that razed 10 houses in Iloilo City, Tuesday afternoon.

A radio dzMM report said that the charred bodies of the 3 children were found during mopping up operations in Barangay Rizal Ibarra around 4 p.m..

The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m.

It took firefighters more than an hour to pacify the blaze because the affected houses were made of wood and light materials.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire. -- reports from Jennifer Garcia and Nony Basco, ABS-CBN Iloilo