Fire razes 40 houses in Cebu

CEBU CITY -- A fire that hit a village in this city Saturday morning razed 40 houses, radio reports said.

Initial investigation revealed that the fire started at the house of a certain Navarro Sr. at sitio Riverside in Barangay Banawa around 10 a.m. Saturday.

A child was seen playing with fire inside Navarro's house before the blaze, radio reports said.

Fire investigators placed the alarm at second level and the damages caused by the fire have yet to be determined.

Some residents in the area reportedly complained about late response by firefighters. The city fire department, however, said it received the report only around 11 a.m.

Investigation is ongoing as of this posting Saturday. (Sunnex)

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