CAGAYAN de Oro City–A fire of unknown origin gobbled up about 60 houses near a crowded market district in Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro City Sunday morning.
The fire struck in San Lazaro, a sitio in the coastal village of Lapasan abutting the city’s public market early Sunday morning, sending about 200 residents homeless.
There were unconfirmed reports of a missing person as fire investigators estimated an initial P 2 million structural damaged.
Fire Capt. Lawrence Velarde said that the fire reportedly started in the house of a certain Arnel Bolango. Bolango denied the allegation.
The fire in San Lazaro took place in less than 72 hours in Lapasan in the last 72 hours – the first in Sitio Kolambog southeast of the village where about 200 residents were also rendered homeless.