Christmas fires hit QC, San Juan
At least 6 people are confirmed dead in a fire in Barangay Bungad, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City.
The fire was first reported at a doctor's apartment at around 5:47 a.m. and was put out less than an hour after.
Despite the quick response, the blaze still damaged much of the 16-door apartment, as well as two nearby vehicles.
Fire fighters believe the cause of the blaze was faulty electrical wiring.
In a separate fire in San Juan, an estimated 1,100 families were left homeless.
Fire officials were unable to control the blaze, which burned to the ground most of the affected area in Barangay Saint Joseph.
- ANC Dateline Philippines, December 25 2012