Huge fire razes Philippine shanties, killing 3

Associated Press - 1 January 2015 05:42-05:00

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A huge blaze believed to have been ignited by firecrackers razed nearly a thousand shanties and killed three people in a creekside slum in the Philippine capital, one of more than a dozen fires across the country linked to raucous New Year's celebrations.
Strong winds fanned the flames racing through nearly a kilometer (half a mile) -lon...


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