April 25th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Philippines

A massive fire destroyed about 600 homes Sunday in a shantytown outside the Philippines capital, displacing some 2,500 families, fire officials said.

The fire started at about 4 p.m. (4 a.m. ET) in the slum near Manila and was under control four hours later, fire officials at the Quezon City fire department said.

There were no reports of casualties from the blaze. Five firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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  1. Isa

    Oh my goodness.
    What is going on? 🙁

    My family lives near there. I mean, but in another part of Quezon City.
    I hope everybody's fine.

    April 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dela

    it's a pity to see the poor suffering, after their existing pains of difficulties associated with their lives.God help us all.

    April 26, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |