4-year-old thought to be playing outside dies in Quezon City fire

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The child's body was found by firemen on the 2nd floor of the burned home. His family thought that he was just playing outside.

The 4-year-old boy, Angelo Sison, has sadly died in a fire that hit their home in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

“Wala na, sobrang lakas na nung apoy”

According to the boy’s aunt, Maricel, they thought that her nephew was playing outside during the fire.

She shares, “Yung mga tao nga sabi nanjan lang yan. Kasi pabili-bili daw nga po sa tindahan. Nung may sunog, hinanap namin siya, kaso wala na, sobrang lakas na nung apoy.”

She was horrified when she found out that the body of her beloved nephew was found on the second floor of the burned home.

4 Homes were affected

Based on reports, the fire reached the second alarm, and a total of 4 families and 4 homes were affected by the blaze.

Authorities are still conducting an investigation regarding the cause of the fire, as well as the extent of the damage that was caused by the blaze.

Fire safety for kids

4-year-old thought to be playing outside dies in Quezon City fire

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Fires are one of the biggest threats that children can have. This is why it’s very important for parents to ensure that their homes are always safe, and that their family, especially their kids, know what to do in case a fire breaks out.

Here are some tips:

  • Teach your kids to never play with matches, or anything that can potentially start a fire.
  • Check your wirings, as electrical fires are one of the most common causes of fires in a home.
  • Make sure that your family knows what to do in case a fire breaks out. Teach them to keep low, and go to the nearest possible exit.
  • It’s also important to plan ahead and figure out an escape route in case a fire breaks out in your home.
  • Turn off the gas on your stove if you’re not using it, and make sure to never leave anything that you’re cooking unattended.
  • If a fire breaks out, make sure to know where everyone in your family is. Make sure that everyone is safe, and that no one is left behind.

Source: gmanetwork.com, mnn.com

READ: Fire burns down 5 homes in Malabon City, families left homeless

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