Woman dies in Dumanjug blaze

Woman dies in Dumanjug blaze
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A WOMAN died in a fire that struck her mother-in-law’s house in the mountain barangay of Tubod-Dugoan, Dumanjug town, southwestern Cebu on Sunday night, March 31, 2024.

The victim was identified as Leonilda Agbon Hambalos, 36.

FO2 Boy George Lao of the Dumanjug Fire Station said the fire began at 11:30 p.m., and was put out around 12:35 a.m.

Lao said Mambalos was sleeping inside her bedroom when the fire broke out.

Mambalos’s mother-in-law was not harmed because she was sleeping in another house.

It took firefighters about 35 minutes to reach the scene. By the time they arrived there, the house, along with the victim, were completely burned.

Lao said the house was made of wood and concrete. The fire left P84,000 damage.

Investigation was conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

Before the incident in Dumanjug, a fire also broke out in Campo 2, Barangay Jaclupan, Talisay City at 8:50 p.m. on the same day, damaging a house and destroying three others.

FO1 Jerome Datulaota of the Talisay City Fire Station said the fire started in Saturnino Nacua’s house before spreading to the other houses.

The fire was declared fire out at 9:24 p.m.

Damage was placed at P375,000. / DVG, TPT


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