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Fire razes Councilor Goking’s home in Carmen


CAGAYAN DE ORO (MDN digital, May 7, 7:10 PM) – A fire of still unknown origin razed the second floor of the ancestral house of City Councilor George Goking along Vamenta Boulevard in Barangay Carmen, this city.

Firefighters from the Bureau of Fire Protection immediately dispatched their firefighting units to stop the fire from spreading further but due to the old nature of the house, the fire easily burned the residence of Councilor George Goking at the second floor. 

Luckily, the ground floor of the building rented by Cepalco was spared from burning but considered badly damaged by the bulk of water from the fire fighting units.

Cepalco personnel also came and retrieved some vital documents they can get.

Councilor George Goking said he was shocked that the fire suddenly engulfed the second floor so he has nothing to do but to run outside for his safety. His siblings were also safe.

"Back to zero gyud ta ani kay wala tay nadala nga mga gamit kay kalit kaayo ang pagdako sa kalayo," Goking told reporters in vernacular.

Goking said the house was dilapidated and already 33 years old. "Pero na rewire naman na," he claimed. 

The Road and Traffic Administration immediately closed Vamenta Boulevard to give way to the responding fire fighters from the different groups such as Del Monte Philippines, Chinese firefighting brigade and other private fire fighting groups to easily penetrate the fire scene.

The Bureau of Fire has initially put the damage to property to 1 Million Pesos.

Joel Escolhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_sKdGFs0ewIh9R-iAskDg
Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.
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