Fire razes 16 homes in Cagayan de Oro

Posted at 10/06/12 4:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Fire hit a residential area in Cagayan de Oro City Saturday morning, destroying 16 houses.

According to Dennis Dalis of the Cagayan de Oro Fire District, the fire started in the 2nd floor in the home of a certain Memberto Calingao.

The fire reached the 2nd alarm before it was put out.

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

He added that the fire cost more than P300,000 in damages.

No casualties were reported.

The affected families are temporarily seeking shelter at a nearby covered court. -- Report from Fred Dellava, dzMM