MANILA, Philippines – Fire gutted the homes of 30 families in Barangay La Huerta, Parañaque Sunday night.
Firefighters said the blaze started at the second floor of a building on La Huerta village at 10:30 p.m. and quickly spread to adjoining houses. The fire was put out at around 1 a.m. Monday.
There were no reported casualties in the blaze.
Firefighter said they had a hard time putting out the fire because of the narrow streets.
Residents, meanwhile, mauled a man for allegedly stealing some of their belongings during the fire. They said the suspect introduced himself as a police officer to gain entry into the houses.
The suspected robber has been arrested by police.