This refers to the fire incident that transpired in Purok Riverside, Barangay 4, San Jose, Occidental last February 5, 2022.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Last 05 February 2022, a blazing fire consumed twenty-three (23) houses in Purok Riverside, Barangay 4, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro leaving twenty-three (23) families with 105 individuals homeless.
Upon the initial investigation of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, the fire allegedly started in a small alley where children were playing with paper and matches. The fire was left by the children causing it to flare up and quickly engulfed the houses which were made of light materials.
Based on the Spot Investigation Report of the BFP, the estimated cost of damage is more or less Three Hundred Two Thousand Two Hundred Fifty pesos (Php. 302,250.00). The fire was declared fire out by 2:00 p.m. Furthermore, one (1) casualty was recorded with electrocution as the cause of death while trying to help in suppressing the fire and one (1) injured that suffered a 2nd degree burn.
As of this writing, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined as investigation of the San Jose BFP continues.
II. STATUS OF AFFECTED AREAS AND POPULATION
23 Families with 105 individuals of Barangay 4, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro were affected and left homeless.
III. STATUS OF DISPLACED POPULATION
- Inside Evacuation Center
- Outside Evacuation Center
The rest of the 16 displaced families or 76 individuals took temporary shelter in their relatives’ houses.
IV. TOTAL DISPLACED POPULATION
V. DISAGGREGATED DATA
Based on the report of Municipal Social Welfare and Development office of San Jose, the following are the number of disaggregated data of the displaced populace in Brgy. 04.
VI. DAMAGED HOUSES
VII. COST OF ASSISTANCE
A total of Php 418,896.39 worth of relief assistance composed of food and non-food items was provided to the affected families of the said fire incident.
VIII. RESPONSE ACTIONS AND INTERVENTIONS
- The DSWD through SWADT provided 23 Family Kits and 23 Sleeping Kits to the affected families with corresponding total amount of Php 102,519.28;
- Series of meetings are being conducted at the LGU level to further assess the situation and to determine the possible intervention and rehabilitation plan for the affected families;
- The DSWD-SWADT Staff conducted an intake interview yesterday February 7, 2022 and is now preparing for the provision of Financial Assistance through AICS. The schedule of pay-out is yet to be determined;
- Municipal Social Welfare Office (MSWDO) also conducted an interview to the affected families for possible assistance once they have complied to the required documents;
- Close coordination with the PDRRMO, PSWDO, MSWDO, and Municipal Quick Response Team of San Jose for any updates and monitoring purposes.