TACLOBAN CITY– At least 12 families were displaced including 19 transients when a fire whose origin is still being investigated engulfed Barangay 51 in Magallanes, this city, at about 4:30 am.

Initial investigation by the responding fire personnel disclosed that the fire originated at the beauty parlor owned by Ernie Amascual located on the first-floor house which also caters to commercial establishments and quickly spread at the six stalls of the same house.

The stalls, which were made of light materials, made the fire spread quickly and despite the effort of the local fire bureau, resulted in the burning of 10 houses.

Fire investigators SFO1 Nolly Lacaba and SFO1 Jonald Lace told the media that the cause of the fire and the estimated damage was placed at more than P870,000.

The fire was controlled at about 4: 45 am and was declared fire out at about 5:03 am.
The fire injured only one person after escaping from the fire.