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6 die in Las Piñas, Caloocan and Batangas fires

April 23, 2013 4:09am

Tags: Batangas
Two women died while another was injured in a fire that razed their house in Las Piñas City Monday afternoon.

Arson investigators said the fatalities were trapped inside the house due to the grills installed on the windows, radio dzBB's Nimfa Ravelo reported.

Killed in the fire were Janette Sarmiento, 32; and Daisy Sarmiento, 72. Injured was Helen Sarmiento, 20.

Initial investigation showed the fire started at the second floor of the victims' house at Champaca Street in Castillo Subdivision in Almanza I,,Las Piñas City at about 2:30 p.m. The fire was put out at 3:11 p.m.

Arson investigators suspect an electrical overload caused the fire. They also estimated the damage to property to be worth P500,000 in.

3 sisters, grandma perish in caloocan city fire

In Caloocan City Sunday night, three sisters and their grandmother perished in a fire that razed their house.

Firefighters had a hard time getting to the scene of the fire at St. Theresa St., Brgy. 186 in Tala due to the narrow streets, radio dzBB's Manny Vargas reported.

Village councilor Divine Barquilla identified the fatalities as Shenalyn Samosa, 4; her sisters Rebecca, 2, and Alesandria, 1; and grandmother Eufemia Cuadra, 56.

Initial investigation showed the fire started at 9:30 p.m., shortly after the girls' mother Jocelyn, five months pregnant, went out of the house to buy something.

Jocelyn said she saw the house already ablaze when she returned.

Village captain Rolando Rivera said there was no electricity in the house, adding the fire may have stemmed from a gas lamp left unattended.

The report said the fire spread quickly in the house as it was made of wood. Fortunately, the fire did not spread to other houses.

NDRRMC: 2 hurt in batangas fire

Meanwhile, in Batangas province, two people were hurt in a fire that razed two houses in Barangay Poblacion in Lian town Sunday afternoon.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the incident occurred at 1:32 p.m. at M. Apacible Street, adding the fire stemmed from an overheating electric fan.

Injured were house owner Carmelita Arellano and occupant Gemmalyn Nanit.

The fire reached the second alarm before it was put out at 2:20 p.m. — DVM, GMA News
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