Three homesteads were completely destroyed by fire in Peris village, Ilfov County, Realitatea TV reports. Firefighters did all they could to quell the blaze, Sunday night and in the early hours of Monday, with the help of villagers who feared that the fire could also expand to other houses, but to no avail. Witnesses said the fire erupted in a house, then was pushed by the wind toward the other two homesteads. At some moment, flames were so high that they could be seen from neighbouring villages. In a twist of irony, one of those who lost their homes to the blaze was precisely dealing in house insurances. The three families could save nothing of the belongings they had gathered in a lifetime.