Damage Some 150 residential houses were damaged by fire in Barangay 10A, Sta. Cruz, Cavite City, Sunday, February 27, 2022. Dennis Abrina

Cavite City slum area razed anew

February 27, 2022 Dennis Abrina 877 views

CAVITE CITY, Cavite — Fire broke out ane in this city and razed around 150 residential houses made of light materials in coastal Barangay 10A, Sta. Cruz, Sunday, February 27, 2022.

The blaze reached third alarm at 4:48 a.m., said was Fire Chief Inspector Aymar Baybay, head of the Cavite City BFP/ground Commander after the fire scattered to some parts of the said barangay.

The fire was declared under control at 6:24 a.m. with the help of 20 fire trucks from the BFP and 22 fire trucks from the fire volunteers in the different cities, municipalities and seven fire brigades.

Fire out was declared at 6:35 a.m.

There were no reported injuries nor deaths and the cause of the blaze as well as damage to property was still being determined as of press time.

Local police operatives led by Police Lt. Colonel Gilbert Cruz immediately responded and proceeded at said place to provide rescue, security and assistance to the responding BFP, CDRRMO and DSWD personnel.

Last February 12, fire affected some 700 families in Barangays 24, 25, 26 and 27.

The affected residents are now temporarily sheltered at the Sta. Cruz Elementary School, according to City Social Welfare and Development officer Rowena Andrade.