Fire razes 60 homes in Davao Oriental

Posted at 06/25/12 02:52 PM
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MANILA, Philippines - Fire gutted more than 60 homes and stores in Mati, Davao Oriental on Sunday.

The fire in Purok Nazareno started in an old moviehouse before quickly spreading to nearby stores and homes.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire. Residents said an unattended candle might have started the blaze.

Mati had suffered a power outage on the night of the fire.

Affected residents are temporarily housed at the Mati City Hall covered court.

Damage is estimated at 10 million pesos. – ANC Dateline, June 25 2012