Fire breaks out in Barangay Tumana, Marikina; two slightly hurt

Two people were slightly hurt after fire broke out on Sunday morning in a residential area in Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.

The fire started at 7:47 a.m. at a house located on A. Santos Street, according to a report by Luisito Santos on Super Radyo dzBB.

Because the houses in the area were made of light materials, the fire quickly spread.

Firemen were able to put the fire under control at 8:46 a.m.

One of those injured had first-degree burn, while the other, a fire volunteer, had a wound on his hand.

The fire was eventually put out at 9 a.m., according to Santos’ follow-up report on Super Radyo dzBB.

The Marikina Fire Station said 40 houses were affected by the fire, and 60 to 80 families were rendered homeless.

The Marikina City Rescue 161 said four people were hurt, and all of them had only slight minor injuries.

The Bureau of Fire Protection is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire and amount of property damage.

Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro personally visited the area to check on the situation.

The local government unit promised to give financial assistance to the fire victims and extend help in rebuilding their homes after assessment. —KG, GMA Integrated News

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