(UPDATED) A morning fire broke out at a residential area in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia Mandaue City on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Firefighters received the alarm at around 11:30 a.m. and was raised to second alarm at 11:54 a.m.
The blaze was raised to Task Force Alpha at 12:34 p.m and was declared under control at 1:08 p.m.
Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, who visited the area, was saddened by the event and has promised fire victims hot meals as initial assistance.
As of 1 p.m., the fire is still ongoing.
Firefighters are still determining the cause of the fire. Some residents believe that the fire started after a butane canister exploded. (KFD/JGS)
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