LEGAZPI CITY, June 25 (PNA) -- A fire of undetermined origin burned 34 houses in Purok 6, Barangay Bagumbayan, Masbate City, at about 2 a.m. Friday.
The conflagration turned the houses, mostly made of light materials, into ashes after more than two hours, a report reaching Camp Gen. Simeon A. Ola here said.
The report said the residents were fast asleep when they were suddenly awakened by the blaze, sending them scampering for safety with whatever belongings they could bring.
An investigation of the Masbate City Bureau of Fire Protection said the fire started at the residence of a certain Letlet Estonilo and immediately spread to neighboring houses.
The BFP declared the fire out at about 4:30 a.m. and is yet to determine the amount of its damage to property.(PNA) RMA/FGS/JH/CBD/pjn