Elderly couple rescued from fire

AN ELDERLY couple were rescued from their burning house at Phase 1, Barangay Rizal in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Tuesday afternoon.

Superintendent Fred Trajeras Jr., officer-in-charge of Bureau of Fire Protection - Negros Island Region, identified the victims as Ricadio and Rebecca Robles, 76 and 60 years old, respectively.

Trajeras said the couple were trapped inside the comfort room after the fire broke out around 3:45 p.m.

Ricadio sustained minor burns and was brought to a hospital.

The fire also destroyed two other houses and damaged another house.

The fire was put out around 4:44 p.m.

Arson investigators have yet to determine the cause of fire.
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