TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – A fire that broke out in a residential area in Barangay Mansasa, Tagbilaran City on Sunday afternoon, February 4, 2024, was declared out after more than an hour, with no casualties reported.
The fire started at around 3 p.m. in a house in Upper Katipunan, Purok 1, Mansasa, and quickly spread to nearby houses, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
The BFP raised the second alarm and dispatched five fire trucks to the scene. The fire was placed under control at 4 p.m. and was declared out at 4:45 p.m.
The fire affected 21 families and damaged 15 houses, with an estimated cost of Php700,000. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation, said SINSP Harley Glenn B Galpo, the ground commander.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap was present at the site, along with the city hall staff, doctors, nurses, and Barangay Mansasa officials led by Kap Arvin. The city government provided modular tents, food, water, mobile clinic, and mobile kitchen for the affected residents.
Mayor Yap posted on her Facebook page that there were no casualties and that all the families were accounted for. She also thanked the BFP, the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Red Cross, and the volunteers for their quick response and assistance.