MAYOR Isko Moreno rushed to a fire in Port Area, Manila to calm the residents after receiving reports that they were taking the hoses from the firemen to save their houses.
A jeepney driver died while 600 families lost their home when fire hit a row of residential area at Block 15 ,Baseco Compound, Port Area, Manila.
Moreno rushed to the area and urged the residents to let the firemen do their job.
The Manila Fire Deparrment (MFD) said the fire struck at 11:05 p.m. and was contained at 2:48 a.m.
Resident Gino Escobedo,42, a jeepney driver, of No. 0219, Block 15-A, Baseco Compound, Port Area, perished in the said fire which also licked a portion of theCorazon Aquino Elementary School.