About 55 homes were lost to a huge fire at past 2:00 AM today in Purok Gumamela, Barangay Calindagan. Fortunately, there are no casualties.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo deployed personnel from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Health Office and the City Social Welfare and Development Office to manage the situation and evacuate the affected residents with the Barangay officials led by Punong Barangay Ma. Isabel Sagarbarria.
According to Ms. Vicky Kitane, of the Office of Mayor Remollo, financial assistance will be provided to both residents and sharers/boarders affected by the conflagration. There 141 estimated families or renters who lost their homes but the assessment continues.
The City Government has provided relief goods include sleeping mats, food packs, water, hygiene kits, utensils, among other basic necessities to the victims who have taken refuge at the City High School Gymnasium.
Meanwhile, the officials of Barangay Calindagan are also appealing for well meaning citizens to donate in cash or in kind to the victims who lost almost everything to the fire.
Donors may proceed to the Calindagan Barangay Hall or at the City Gymnasium.