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Palapa roof of former canoe school goes up in flames

Chetumal, Q.R. — The large palapa rooftop of a former canoe school was destroyed by flames overnight in the town of Huay Pix. The building, which is located next to Laguna Milagros, was attended to by firemen who fought to extinguish shooting flames.

The palapa fire was eventually put out, however, damage to the building and surrounding area is expected to be extensive. The building was used for years as a canoe school for the Youth and Sports Commission of Quintana Roo to train young athletes. However, two years ago, the property was handed over to Ejido Santa Rosa to be transformed into a tourist resort.