8 months Fire razes 800 houses in Bataan Manilatimes
ORION, Bataan: Fire razed about 800 houses and affected more than 1,000 families in a fishing village here on Tuesday morning, village Chairman Ernesto Delona said. The burned houses were mostly made of bamboo and light materials in Sitio Depensa, a fishing village in Barangay Capunitan. Fleeing families scampered through the mud along the riverbank since it was low tide, village officials said. An initial report said children playing with matches caused the fire that started at about 9 a.m., but Delona added they were still waiting for the official report of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) as of ... more