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Cancun business destroyed by intentionally set fire

Cancun, Q.R. — A luxury car rental business in Cancun was destroyed by fire overnight that police say appears intentionally set.

Planet, located along Colosio Boulevard, was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday evening. The massive fire, which was recorded at 8:25 p.m., required six fire units and 25 firefighters. On scene, firemen say at least five vehicles were destroyed along with the business.

Witnesses reported hearing shots fired in the direction of the business before subjects threw gasoline. They were also able to provide police with the description and plate number of a vehicle believed involved.

Police say that a white suburban was found abandoned near the site.

Alberto Capella, Secretary of Public Security of Quintana Roo took to social media saying “Lot of vehicles on Av Colosio was apparently set on fire. Police have located a white van with the smell of gasoline allegedly responsible for the incident. The investigation continues. The area is protected, there is no risk for residents of the area.”

Traffic circulation was shut down in both directions of Luís Donaldo Colosio Boulevard for approximately two kilometers, which generated tremendous traffic chaos.

So far, the reason for the attack is unknown.