Published On: Sat, Feb 8th, 2014

Isla Holbox Villa Flamingos Hotel on fire

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On February 6th at approximately 5 PM, church bells started ringing alerting the residents of Isla Holbox to a fire.

Villa Flamingos, a popular beach front hotel was burning. The response was quick, golf carts loaded with locals, tourists, pumps, ladders and buckets arriving on scene. The palapa roofs were flaring and sending sparks threatening neighboring buildings.

With heroic effort the fire was contained and extinguished in just over three hours. There were no injuries. Guests of the hotel were quickly found rooms in other hotels; severalguests lost most of their possessions.

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Villa Flamingos Hotel


Two structures on the Flamingos property were saved; many of the buildings are damaged beyond repair. The fire was contained to the Villa Flamingos property except for one beach shade palapa at neighboring Casa Tom Tom.

Cause of the fire is still under investigation; word on the street is there was an electrical malfunction. There are also reports of a small explosion being heard in the kitchen area.

by Peter Leach

Mexico Travel Care




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