An elderly woman was injured and more than 100 families lost their homes in a fire engulfed a slum neighborhood in Pasay City on Wednesday.
Fire Officer 1 Mark Ryan Lanuzga of the Pasay City Fire Department said 75-year-old Filomena Pietra sustained minor burns in her left outer thigh.
Lanuzga said the fire, which reached third alarm, destroyed 60 houses along the streets of Protacio and Ilang-Ilang in Barangay 137 boundary of Pasay and Makati City.
Witnesses told investigators that an unattended candle in Pietra’s residence may have started the blaze.
The damage to property was estimated at P800,000.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO