A fire broke out early Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.
Chief Inspector Bernard Batnag, Mandaue City fire marshall, said they received the alarm at 1:18 a.m.
The fire was raised to Task Force Alpha at 1:48 a.m. then to Task Force Bravo at 2:51 a.m. It was declared under control at 5:25 a.m.
Fire officials said the fire started at the Basubas Compound and spread to Espina compound and sitio Maharlika. Part of the Tipolo National High School was also damaged by the fire.
According to Batnag, firefighters had a difficult time putting out the fire because of the strong winds on Thursday dawn.
It was estimated 300 families were affected and left Homeless and there are also 3 children reported missing.
We humbly ask your utmost help to the fire victims to provide their food, clothes and to recover from the life threatening incidents.