Thirty families were displaced in a fire that hit a residential area on Jhocson St., Sampaloc, Manila Sunday.

(Photo from Patrick Ely Garcia)

Fire investigator Edilberto Cruz said the fire originated from an unattended candle in the house of  Adelaida Incad.

The fire started at  5:44 a.m. and quickly reached second alarm four minutes later. It was under control at around 6:27 a.m. and put out at 6:42 a.m.

Cruz said around 30 families were displaced in the fire.

Five structures were affected in the fire and estimated damage to property was placed at around P60,000.

Arson probers are looking at the cause of the fire.

Source: Manila Bulletin (