Tulong agad! Joy Belmonte gives aid to Brgy. Damayang Lagi fire victims

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Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte rushed to help the estimated 750 families who lost their homes to a fire in Brgy. Damayang Lagi on Wednesday.

Belmonte immediately distributed grocery items and sleeping mats to the victims and instructed the barangay officials to provide assistance to them while evacuation sites are being prepared by the local government.

Almost 250 houses were razed by the fire which reached the general alarm. Firefighters had difficulty putting out the blaze because of low water pressure in fire hydrants and fanning effect caused by strong wind.

Belmonte reminded residents to take steps to prevent fire as fire incidents continue to be recorded in Quezon City almost everyday.

“Hindi biro ang epekto ng sunog kaya lagi tayong mag-iingat sa ating mga tahanan lalo at napakaraming kaso ng sunog na naitatala ngayon. Dagdagan pa na may problema tayo sa suplay ng tubig kaya ‘yung paalala natin, mag-ingat talaga,” she said.