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CSWDO profiles 96 families displaced by fire

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In its initial report, the City Social Welfare and Development Office said 96 families with 398 dependents have been affected by the fire in sitio Cambodia in barangay Tetuan Thursday morning.

The number of displaced families is expected to increase as profiling continues as of press time.

Mayor Beng Climaco personally spearheaded the distribution of food relief goods to the affected families who are temporarily housed at the Zamboanga City High School-main covered court.

The city’s assistance included food items, used clothing and mats, according to CSWDO head Socorro Rojas. The city also augmented rice and sardines at the community kitchen that was set up by the barangay.

The fire of still unknown origin broke out at a residential area in sitio Cambodia in barangay Tetuan around 10:20am Thurday razing to the ground more or less 80 houses. The fire reached the fourth alarm and was declared fire out at 12:15nn. No casualty was reported.

The Bureau of Fire Protection estimates the damage to have reached P3.2million.

Meanwhile, response teams from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) were dispatched to the area to assist BFP personnel in the fire fighting operation, as soon as the alarm was flashed. (Sheila Covarrubias)




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