House in Naga City catches fire

NAGA CITY--A wooden house along Peñafrancia Avenue here caught fire at around 12:35 PM today.

The house belongs to Joel Nerida, who is currently in Manila.

At the time of the fire, however, the house was occupied by tenants Rose and Alex Tolentino.

Investigators said that the fire consumed the building's second floor.

Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection and Naga White (Naga City Filipino-Chinese Volunteer Firefighters inc.) responded to the incident shortly after the fire was reported.

The initial investigation revealed that a short circuit may have caused the fire.

Fire out was declared at around 1:35 PM.

The fire caused traffic in the area, as Peñafrancia Avenue is a major road in this city.--BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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