Two injured in large fire in Philippine capital region

08:54, April 26, 2010      

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At least two people were injured in a large fire that destroyed more than 1,000 houses in Quezon City in the national capital region of the Philippines Sunday afternoon.

The fire started at about 3 p.m. and soon spread in a residential areas full of houses made of light materials on E. Rodriguez Avenue in Quezon City, south metro Manila, said a firefighter in the region.

Explosions were heard in the area as several stores selling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) were located there.

Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte said the De Los Santos -- STI College is being used as a temporary evacuation center for the affected residents.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the blaze. The fire was brought under control by 7 p.m.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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