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Sunday fire displaces 45 families in Butuan city

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS
Correspondent .

BUTUAN City–A fire destroyed 18 houses  and displaced some  45 families in Purok 7, Barangay Port Poyohon, Butuan City Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out at around 3:30 pm and quickly spread in the community that had house mostly  made out of light materials and built next to each other, said FO3 Rosil Cardente.

A fire fighter works to douse the embers glowing out of what’s left of a house razed to the ground by a fire that broke out and spread in Purok 7, Barangay Port Poyohon in Butuan City Sunday afternoon. The fire gutted down some 16 houses. story on col. 6 (photo by Erwin Mascariñas)

Cardente said residents told investigators that the fire started at the house of one Pastor Macasling.

He said investigators were looking into claims that a man, who was renting a place from Macasling, allegedly left what he was cooking unattended.

Social workers estimate that around 160 people from the 45 families were adversely affected by the fire.

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