- 500 homes were razed by fire in Bacoor, Cavite early morning of Monday
- An average of over 3,000 individuals lost their homes due to the fire
- One angle that firefighters were looking at was an electrical overload
- Those who lost their homes are lamenting especially now that Cavite is also under a lockdown
Around 500 houses were razed by fire, early morning of Monday, March 23, in Barangay Zapote V, Bacoor, Cavite.
This was amid the ongoing enhanced community quarantine in Luzon right now.
According to a report by ABS-CBN (authored by Jekki Pascual), the fire rendered around 3,000 individuals homeless. Those who lost their homes considered this an additional burden to the already difficult situation they were in because of the lockdown.
As per Manila Bulletin, City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla said that the fire started at around 2 a.m. and the fire out was declared three hours after.
Fire Superintendent Rene Bullos said that one of the possible causes of the fire that they were looking at was electrical overload.
He surmised that this could be because everyone was staying at home due to the quarantine. GMA reported that residents tried to save whatever they can from the fire.
Thankfully, no lives were lost in the fire, and everyone made it out alive.
The Bacoor residents would be temporarily staying in the evacuation center. They are currently asking for help from the government.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine.
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