The fire that gutted a thickly populated territory in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City Tuesday evening, February 5, dislodged no less than 1,500 people.
In an instant message sent to Cebu Daily News Digital, Flora Bartolome, acting chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) of the Cebu City Government, said as of 5:50 p.m., the quantity of families influenced by the fire came to 262.
"Fractional report as of 5:50 p.m. Houses influenced: 131, Families influenced: 262, Number of people: 1,500," Bartolome said.
She additionally said they are anticipating that the figures should increment thinking about that the fire influenced three sitios – Vendor, Bato, and Kastilaan.
"Truly, we are expecting for the numbers to increment," said Bartolome.
A portion of the exploited people are presently remaining inside the exercise room in Barangay Ermita, and on the ground floor of the incomplete Unit II working of Carbon Public Market.
Work force from the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and DSWS have begun disseminating help packs, for example, nourishment and emergency treatment unit for the people in question.
Introductory discoveries from flame specialists demonstrated that the flares began from a house possessed by a certain Ronron Sarmiento. Be that as it may, they are yet to distinguish the reason for the fire, and the expense of the harm it acquired