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1 hurt, 500 families lose homes in Tondo fire

March 17, 2013 7:52am
At least one person was hurt while 500 families lost their homes in a fire that destroyed some 200 houses in Manila's Tondo district Saturday night.

The fire started at the house of one Nora Cambri and quickly spread to the other houses in Barangay 8 and 9 in Tondo, radio dzBB reported.

Volunteer firefighter group TXTFire said the fire was centered at Barangay 9 in Dagupan area in Tondo.

Senior Superintendent Reggie Olmedo of the Manila Fire Bureau was quoted in the dzBB report as saying the fire reached the fifth alarm before it was finally put out at 12:33 a.m.

At least one resident was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a burning door.

The affected families were brought to the Tondo Sports Complex although some set up tents in the streets. — LBG, GMA News
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