Fire victims receive aid from Rep. Pulong

Fire survivors haul burnt galvanized iron sheets on Wednesday (15 November 2023), a day after a fire destroyed over 200 houses in an informal settler community in Agdao area under Barangay Monteverde, Davao City. MindaNews photo

The Office of the First Congressional District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, through the Pulong Pulong ni Pulong (PPP) program, extended assistance to the fire victims in Barangay Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr., Agdao, Davao City on November 14, 2023.

Rep. Pulong’s staff assessed the situation of the affected area and provided hot porridge and food packs consisting of rice, canned goods, bottled water, and other necessities to the families.

The lawmaker’s office has been providing immediate assistance and food packs to the district’s constituents and other residents in the city affected by man-made and natural calamities.

Based on the report of the Davao City Fire District Station, last Tuesday morning’s fire gutted a total of 235 houses in Zone 5 and 6 in Barangay Kapitan Tomas Monteverde Sr., leaving hundreds of families homeless.

The total damage caused by the fire is worth P1.6 million.

Senior Fire Officer 4 Ramil Gillado, spokesperson for the Davao City Fire District Station, said the fire originated from the ceiling of the second floor of William Varona’s house past 7 a.m. The fire escalated to the nearby homes made of light materials.

Gillado said the firefighters controlled the fire past 9 a.m. He added that they had difficulty putting off the fire due to limited space in the alley heading to the affected areas. Consequently, they lost valuable seconds to extinguish the fire promptly.

He also revealed that faulty electrical wiring was the cause of the fire, which reached a third alarm before it was declared under control by the firefighters.

Gillado confirmed that no casualties in the incident.


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