An estimate of 60 houses were razed by fire in BBaraico, Purok 2, Bangkerohan Riverside, Brgy 5-A, Davao City on Wednesday morning, January 15. (Photo courtesy of Kilab Multimedia)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Fire broke out in an urban community near the Bankerohan Public Market on Wednesday morning razing 60 houses.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Davao confirmed that the fire happened in Baraico, Purok 2, Bangkerohan Riverside, Brgy 5-A at 10:55 am.

Senior Fire Officer 2 Ramil Gillado, investigation section chief of BFP-Davao said that the fire razed about 60 houses, mostly made of light materials, with initial damage placed at around P630 thousand.

At 11:53 am, the blaze was declared under control.

Fire investigators also said that one unidentified individual also sustained burns from the incident.

Gillado said they are still looking into the cause of the incident, as per initial information, the fire started on the house of a certain Annie Balaga.

“Based on the account of the homeowner’s child, we’re validating the report that a ceiling fan or other electrical items were left unattended in one of the rooms where the fire said to have started,” Gillado said. (

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