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P4.8 Million ancestral homes, hardware store gutted down in North Cotabato

MAGPET, North Cotabato – A total of P4.8 million houses and a hardware store were gutted down Tuesday in Barangay Poblacion, Magpet town, this province, the fire bureau reported.

Fire Officer Joshua Reyes, case investigator, said the origin of the fire is still to be known  but it started at around 1:15 before dawn on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. It was later declared a fire out after an hour.

Based on witnesses’ account, Reyes said, the fire started at a hardware store reportedly owned by a certain Roderick Josue and the conflagration quickly spread to nearby houses.

Fire investigators listed the owners of those houses as Relan Bosano, Restita Uy, Bayong Isugon, Rosabel Omandac, James Osenia, and Julius Montero. But the list, report said, has to be verified officially by the local city social welfare and development office.

Reyes said: “The neighboring houses are ancestral homes mostly made of old wood materials that is why the fire engulfed them quickly.”

The blaze was contained with the help of firetrucks that immediately responded such as that from Kidapawan City and other local firefighters.

The police report reported no casualties to human lives, it was learned.

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