Navotas fire leaves 50 families homeless

May 18, 2022 Edd Reyes 75 views

AROUND 50 families lost their homes in more than an hour of fire that hit a residential area Tuesday evening in Navotas City.

City Fire Director Supt. Joel Diwata said the fire of still undetermined origin started in a house located along Sitio Putting Bato, Bgy. North Bay Boulevard South-Proper at around 6:50 p.m. and quickly spread in houses mostly made up of light materials.

The fire reached the first alarm before it was declared under control at around 7:54 and finally put out past 8:00 p.m.

Navotas Mayor-elect Rep. John Rey Tiangco and his brother Congressman-elect Mayor Toby Tiangco visited the fire scene less than half an hour after the fire razed at least 20 houses to aid the families affected by the fire.

Mayor Toby Tiangco immediately ordered the City Social Welfare Department to distribute hot meals, food packs, hygiene kits, and sleeping kits to the families who were temporarily staying at the covered court of Bgy. NBBS-Proper.

Arson investigators are still conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the cause of the fire and the amount of properties destroyed while no one was reported injured or killed in the blaze. Ni Edd Reyes