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5 dead, 5 injured in Tondo fire 

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5 dead, 5 injured in Tondo fire 

Residents look for materials that they can use after a fire razed houses in Parola Compound in Manila on February 21, 2021. Five persons perished in the blaze. PHOTO BY MICHELLE ALQUINTO

FIVE persons, four of them children, died in a fire that hit a residential area in Tondo district in Manila on Sunday, authorities said.

The Bureau of Fire Protection identified one of the victims as Jake Loyola, 37. The others who perished in the blaze at the Parola compound were children aged 12, 10, 8, and 3.

Five others were injured, including a 9-year-old boy.

The fire reached the 4th alarm at 1:49 a.m. and was extinguished at 6:11 a.m.