3 injured, 50 houses destroyed in Mambaling fire


A firefighter trains his hose to douse off the blaze that hit three sitios in barangay Mambaling. [Photo by JCDV for CebuHeadlines.com]
Three residents wanting to save their belongings from their burning houses sustained minor injuries on the different parts of their bodies during the morning fire that broke out in barangay Mambaling today.

The three injured residents, who sustained minor burns, however, were immediately attended to by rescue personnel who were on site when the blaze broke out at 9:26 a.m.

The fire totally destroyed at least 50 houses in three sitios before it was placed under control by the Cebu City Fire Department. The three sitios hit by the blaze are Abbya, Kahuyan and Puntod.

Fire officials said firefighters arrived in the area in just a few minutes after the blaze was tapped but it took almost one hour to control the fire due to the hot weather that fanned the conflagration.

The fire, which was raised to second alarm, destroyed properties worth Php500,000. The cause of the blaze was still under investigation. – CebuHeadlines.com