3 houses razed in Benguet town

BENGUET. Personnel from local fire bureau respond to a structural fire on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Kilometer 6, Asin Road in Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. (Photo courtesy of BFP Tuba)

FEW days before Christmas, three families in Tuba, Benguet were left homeless after their houses were razed Sunday afternoon, December 8.

Tuba police reported three residential houses were burned. Owners of the houses were Jenalyn Kidungon, 32; Allan Pahitong, 33; and Victor Bumaghit Sr., 65, all residents of Kilometer 6 in Asin Road, Tadiangan in Tuba.

Investigation revealed that around 3:32 p.m. Sunday, December 8, retired police officer and Tuba resident Domingo Caslangen informed the police about an ongoing fire within their community.

Joint personnel from Baguio City Fire Station, Tuba Fire Station, Tuba Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Tuba Municipal Police Station responded to the incident.

Senior Fire Officer I Ricky Manuit said the fire was contained by 4:15 p.m.

One of the victims said the fire started at the room of his father located on the second floor of the house.

Estimated cost of damage is close to P3 million, while the cause of the fire is still being determined as of Monday, December 9.


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