Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Solidaridad firemen were successful in extinguishing a massive fire that was reported to the C5. The fire was reported early Wednesday on an abandoned Playa del Carmen property.
Due to its size and given wind factor, the fire took several hours to fully put out. Flames were fanned by wind gusts that help spread the fire to surrounding dry material.
The grass and wood palapa structure that initially caught fire were completely destroyed along with a section of surrounding property. Firemen stayed at the scene, using a thermal heat detector to ensure the fire was out before leaving.
The Secretary of Civil Protection reported no injuries only material damage.
Secretaría de Protección Civil, Prevención de Riesgos y Bomberos del municipio de Solidaridad “We responded to a report from C5 about a fire in an abandoned palapa, the firefighters carried out the corresponding maneuvers to control and put out the fire. Only material damage was reported.”