Nearly 70 homes were set ablaze in Sitio Wang-yu, Abbya, Ipil-Ipil in Barangay Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City Wednesday morning, September 18, 2019.
The fire department received a fire alarm at 11:07 am and was raised by the task force alpha at 11:26 am.
The fire was declared in control at 12:05 am.
Senior Fire Officer 3 Oliver Tautho, fire investigator, said the fire was started by a firefighter at Mamerto 'Anjun' Ravina Jr.
One of the causes of the fire was electrical damage after witnesses said the fire had started on the ceiling. The report also examines the cook.
According to Antonieta Ladungga, whose home was fourth from the house where the cows started, she was sleeping in their room when she heard the roar of neighbors in the fire.
"The story plays like kids and then it was Anjun's house, they had a lot of foam because they were already working and that, foam," Ladungga said.
The victims of the fire at the Abbya Gym and Viking Gym are currently being sheltered in the village. The fire is still under investigation.