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Fire razes 25 houses in Tondo

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MANILA, Philippines — A fire gutted about 25 houses in Baseco compound in Tondo, Manila on Friday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported.

According to Fire Officer 1 Jeffrey Regulto, the blaze started at 10:58 a.m. then it reached the third alarm at 11:07 a.m. The fire was put out an hour later.

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Regulto said the estimated cost of damage reached P50,000.

About 60 families were affected by the incident.

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As of this posting, fire investigators have yet to release the result of the investigation. /jpv

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