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Late night fire on Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue likely intentional

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Solidaridad officers along with city firemen were called to Fifth Avenue early Saturday morning after reports of a fire. At the scene, authorities found a small fire burning at the entrance to a business.

Playa del Carmen firemen took only minutes to put out the flames with extinguishers which left a front section of the building scorched. The fire is being treated as intentional. The fire was reported to emergency services around 2:30 a.m.

In a briefing, the Secretaría de Protección Civil, Prevención de Riesgos y Bomberos de Solidaridad (SPC) Solidaridad said “we responded to a report about a fire in an establishment on 5th. Avenue.

A section of the front entrance was left scorched by the fire. Photo: SPC February 10, 2024.

“Operational elements activated PQS fire extinguishers to extinguish the fire and cordoned off the area to prevent the passage of people and thus avoid an accident.”