Muntinlupa fire affects 200 families
A four-hour fire incident displaced at least 200 families in a residential area along PNR Site in Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City before midnight Tuesday.
According to an initial report from Muntinlupa City Fire Station, the fire broke out at Aquino Damaso Compound, Purok 2, PNR Site in Brgy. Cupang at 11:36 PM last April 27.
The fire was raised to 2nd alarm leaving 50 houses damaged and around 200 families or 1,000 individuals affected. The estimated damage in the area is at 1,400,000 pesos. A total of 79 fire trucks from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), city government, and other volunteer groups responded to the incident.
BFP declared fire out in the area at around 4:02 AM of April 28 and the cause of fire is still under investigation.
Muntinlupa Social Service Department chief Analyn Mercado said the local government has provided hot meals and family kits to affected families who are temporarily taking shelter at Mullet Compound Covered Court.
The local social service department also continues to conduct mapping of affected families and facilitates stress debriefing to affected residents.
Further, the City Health Office and Department of Disaster Resilience and Management are closely monitoring the evacuation center to mitigate COVID-19 transmission. Fire victims are also set to receive financial assistance through a local resolution.
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi visited the fire victims to extend the local government’s assistance on Wednesday. Fresnedi vowed to support the fire victims and help them through the city’s social programs.
Muntinlupa City Fire Station encouraged locals to stay safe and take preventive measures in avoiding fire accidents.
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