Fire destroys 67 houses worth PHP3-M in Pagadian City

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A two and a half-hour fire destroyed 67 houses worth PHP3 million in a residential area Monday in Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

Supt. Michael Palermo, Pagadian City police chief, said the fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. Monday at Purok Tabing Ilog, Barangay Balangasan in that city.

Palermo said the fire started at the two-storey boarding house of Kristita Satur and rapidly spread to nearby houses.

Palermo said the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) declared fire out around 6:00 p.m. after they managed to put off the blaze.

He said there was no reported casualty from the incident. PNA/