(UPDATE 2): SORSOGON CITY, 26-April-2013 (BicolToday.com) – Initial report said a booming sound, like an explosion, followed by a ball of fire rapidly engulfed a cluster of houses along the neighborhood of Purok 7, Barangay Bitan-o in this town about 4:45 p.m., thursday. Thirty (35) houses were gutted by fire. Fire department probers are investigating the incident.
Report on Fire Incident
At about 4:45 P.M of April 25, 2013 at Purok 7, Brgy Bitan-o, Sorsogon City more or less thirty-five (35) shanty houses made of light materials were razed by fire.
Initial investigation conducted by Bureau of Fire Protection, Sorsogon City disclosed that the fire was started at the residence of a certain Alex Legazpi wherein his niece identified as Marinel Espineda, 13 years old while lighting fire on the makeshift stove poured gallon of gasoline that set the place on fire.
Elements of Sorsogon CPS responded and cordoned the area until the arrival of the personnel of Bureau of Fire Protection led by FSI WALTER BADONG MARCIAL. Said incident were declared fire out at about 7:30 P.M. of same date. No person was injured while undetermined amount of damages was incurred during the incident.