A RETIRED teacher and her granddaughter perished in a fire late Wednesday in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, police said.
Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula, identified the fatalities as Martina Toledo, 71, and her grade nine granddaughter, Marcelle Abby Toledo, 15.
Galvez said the elder Toledo and her teenage granddaughter perished after they were trapped inside the house when the fire broke out around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Poblacion, Siocon.
She said the possible cause of the fire was unattended candle.
She said the fire also damaged P200,000 worth of properties. (SunStar Philippines)