The big market Unicachi, in the district of Commas, is devoured by a fire of great proportions. Up to 20 fire brigade units are trying to contain the flames that started in the area where they sell paints.
According to Firefighters Emergencies page, the fire was reported averaging 6 in the afternoon today. They estimate that the accident was caused by a spark caused by the welding work carried out within the supply center.
While the proceedings are being carried out to put out the fire, members of the National Police have closed the streets and avenues surrounding the Unicachi market, in order to safeguard the health of citizens and facilitate the work of the men in red.
OUT OF CONTROL
After unsuccessful attempts to extinguish it, the fire was classified as code 3, that is, it is out of control, according to the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN).
It was recorded that 10 people were affected by suffocation, this due to smoke and tear gas that the Police launched to prevent merchants from entering the supply center. All those affected were treated by paramedics who arrived in the area.
According to what was disclosed by the coordinator of the Unicachi market neighborhood council, Marleni Soto, the distress of the moment caused some robberies, but the police quickly controlled the situation.
“It has been a quick thing, the merchants have taken advantage of taking out their merchandise, but there were people who looted and then the National Police arrived to put order”, said.
The accesses to the supply center continue to be closed, in order to facilitate the work of the Firefighters, who are struggling to stop the flames that have already consumed around 50 stalls in the large Unicachi market.
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