Three evacuation centers were opened, and food and water are being provided to the 3,000 families who lost their homes, said welfare officer Regina Jane Mata.
But hours after the blaze was put out, many of the people were still huddled on a nearby road with their belongings, including clothes and even washing machines and electric fans.
The fire snarled traffic, blocking delivery trucks going to and from the port.
Investigators were still determining what caused the blaze , but past incidents have been blamed on faulty electrical wiring since many of the houses in the slum area have illegal connections.
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