LAOAG CITY (April 1) — At least three houses were razed by fire in Brgy. 55-A Barit, Laoag City on April 1, Saturday.
Fire officials said that the fire spread quickly since the houses were made of light materials and fanned by strong winds in the area.
Esmeñia Domingo, one of the residents was able to rescue her 92-year-old mother from their burning house but lamented for she lost all their belongings.
Erlinda Abitong, another fire victim, said that she was thankful that she was able to salvage some of her money and pieces of jewelry hidden in her wooden vault. (theo s. guiang)