TWO elderly persons and two children died in a fire that struck a residential area razing down 50 houses in Pasig City on Friday. The victims – Enrique Sanchez, 64; Fidel Lacia, 60; Quelcy Mhiel Peligro, 4; and Joe Anne Faye Peligro, 2. Fire investigators said the fire started on the second floor of a house owned by Widney Rivas along F. Santos Street, Barangay Palatiw at past 3 p.m. The fire of undetermined origin reached the fifth alarm and was declared out at 5:15 p.m. More than 100 families were rendered homeless. Two covered courts in the villages of Palatiw and Santo Tomas were converted as evacuation centers for the affected residents.