NOVELETA, Cavite -- Fire hit two residential houses in Bgy. San Antonio 1, here, at 1:45 a.m. yesterday, Senior Insp. Rizalino Panlaqui, local acting chief of police said. Three families were displaced.
Officer-on-case PO3 Rodel Abutin identified the victims as Geraldine Salud Fernandez, 31, married, factory worker, and Ruby Salud Sustal, 40, married, housewife, both of Bgy. San Antonio 1, this town.
Investigators said the fire originated in the house owned by Mrs. Fernandez, allegedly due to faulty electrical wiring and quickly spread to the adjacent house.
The blaze was declared fire out at 2:30 a.m. by local firefighters and the Kawit BFP.
Damage to properties was placed at P90,000.