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Two Playa del Carmen homes consumed by single palapa fire

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A Sunday afternoon house fire in Playa del Carmen left at least two families without homes after a palapa ignited.

The roaring fire was captured on video by across-the-street neighbors in the residential area of Colosio showing flames consuming two tiny homes. Firefighters arrived and with their best efforts, tried to stop flames from spreading since other nearby homes were also topped with palapas.

They were successful in preventing additional spreading of fire, but not before two small homes were completely gutted. Since police and firemen were still investigating, there was no official word on the cause of the fire.