Four-year old boy dies in Butuan City fire


A FOUR year-old boy died after he was trapped inside a burning house in a remote village in Butuan City on Thursday morning, police reports said on Friday.

The fire started at about 9 a.m. in a house owned by a certain Jerome Chanjueco at P-5 Barangay Taligaman, Butuan City.

Initial investigation revealed that the fire started after the victim, Jemerson, along with his older brother Jemuel and one unnamed minor neighbor played with a lighter inside the said house and caused the fire. Reports added that the fire immediately spread and Jemuel and the other neighbor were rescued but the four-year old boy was left inside the burning house.

The incident was declared fire out at about 9:25 a.m. of same date. Estimated cost of damage was at P60,000. The case is now being investigated by FO3 Virgilio Gemata of Butuan’s Bureau of Fire Protection. ANTHONY VARGAS


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