The fire started from the house owned by Mr Julio Suclatan at 11:00 last night. By midnight the fire gutted 13 houses in Barangay 3 just across the Talakag Community Hospital. Due to the houses built so close together and some LPG tanks exploding, the fire spread very quickly. Fire trucks from the Municipal Fire Department, Dole and Del Monte were at the scene to help tackle the fire. People were taken by surprise and so were not able to save many of their personal effects. As of this posting, nobody was reported hurt and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Pictures taken this morning: