LEGAZPI CITY – A fire hit a densely populated village near this city’s seaport Friday afternoon.
Residents who managed to escape the raging flames said the fire started around 2 p.m. from one of the houses at Purok (zone) 2 of Victory Village.
Mary Cris Dela Rosa, one of the residents, said the kitchen of her house was completely burned when the fire trucks arrived.
“We heard small eruptions when the fire burned electrical wires and ‘gasul’ (liquefied petroleum gas tank) in the houses behind ours,” she said.
She said they were not able to save their appliances and her sister’s fighting roosters.
Ruby Jenn Ayo, a mall employee renting a boarding house at the village, said they were able to leave the house just as the firefighters started pumping water into the area around the burning buildings.