Posted March 9, 2007on:
Last Tuesday, I received a very early text from one of our software engineers. He was going on an emergency leave as their house got burned down. It started from a neighbor’s house that quickly spread to their property. Inspite of their residence being gutted, his family heaved a sigh of relief that the row of apartments (in their compound) they are renting out, did not burn and nobody got hurt. It would have been a bigger loss.
When I drove to get Kyle from school last Wednesday, there was a huge column of black smoke in the horizon. From Asiatown IT Park to the school, the size remained the same. I thought this must be a huge fire razing houses and businesses somewhere in Mandaue.
Then the news the following day came out:
The people in the affected barangay in Mandaue were not as lucky… What little they owned, got lost in the 4-hr fire…
And to think it’s fire prevention month…