By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – 20 houses in Poblacion, Brgy. Culasi here went up in smoke Tuesday afternoon.
The fire easily spread because the houses were mostly made of light and mixed materials.
Fire trucks from the Roxas City Fire Station, Capiz Citizen Action Group (CACAG) and Ferocity were first to respond to the scene.
Firefighters from the towns of Panay, Panit-an, Pontevedra, Ivisan, Sigma and Dao arrived later.
Arson investigators are still determining the cause of the blaze and the extent of damage.
No one was reported injured in the incident.
Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) distributed relief assistance to the victims.
Roxas Mayor Ronnie Dadivas through the Roxas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (RCDRRMO) also provided relief.