MANILA, Philippines, April 19 (UPI) -- Up to 10,000 people were left homeless Tuesday when fire swept through a squatters' colony in the Philippines' capital of Manila, fire officials said.
The fire started shortly after noon and quickly spread but there were no immediate reports of casualties, GMANews.TV reported.
At least one firefighter was reported injured battling the blaze.
Fire investigators told the Philippine Star a faulty appliance that overheated may have triggered the fire.
A spokesman for the government said temporary housing was being arranged for families left homeless by the blaze.