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Five-hour fire in Cainta leaves 2 dead, more than 800 families homeless

Photo by DZRH Operation Tulong Willie Tiongson

Two individuals perished while 800 families lost their homes in a fire that razed a residential area in Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal on Sunday, Feb. 3

Officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection identified the fatalities as Maria Refol Cabucas, 81; and John Bell Lorenzo, 26.

The fire started at about 5:00PM and immediately spread to the houses at the Sambuena Compound. It reached up to Task Force Alpha before being extinguished at about 10:00PM.

Cainta mayor Johnielle ‘Kit’ Nieto promised emergency employment for the victims of the fire. He also vowed to provide materials for them to rebuild their houses.

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