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3 elderly sisters, baby die in Rizal, Bohol fires

February 26, 2024 Jane Eleda 95 views

THREE senior citizens and a baby died in a fire that razed their houses in Taytay, Rizal and Tagbilaran, Bohol on Saturday and Sunday.

In the Taytay fire, the victims were sisters who were trapped inside their burning house in Bgy. Dolores in Taytay, police said.

The fire started around 9 p.m. on Sunday and quickly engulfed the entire house.

Lorna Valera, a relative of the victims, told police that two siblings were able to escape the raging blaze but they went back the burning house to rescue a sister who was a person with disability (PWD).

Firefighters were able to put out the fire in an hour but with difficulty.

“Nahirapan po ang mga bumbero natin kasi bawat tapak nila sa tubig at sa yero, nakukuryente po sila, pati rin po ako, kasi po kami ang mga first responder. ‘Yung wire nakadikit sa bakal,” BFP Taytay Fire Officer 1 John Randolph Baldonado said.

The BFP is investigating the cause of the fire.

In Tagbilaran City, Bohol, a 4-month-old baby died in a fire that struck his grandfather’s house last Saturday.

The baby was identified as Prince Nikola Alcala.

The fire broke out in the house of Romeo Bantugan Sr., the grandfather of the baby at Gondong St., Purok 2, Ubujan District, Tagbilaran City at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday.

The fire was raised to first alarm.

An investigation is ongoing on what started the fire.