The fire started at 7 am on Sunday, May 6, and due to the direction of the wind, the fire spread to the surrounding palapas.
The quick intervention of firefighters prevented the fire from spreading and affecting more than 15 restaurants in the area.
The fire was extinguished at 9 am by 50 firefighters, agents of the Mexican Navy and Civil Protection, with the help of two fire trucks, six water pipes of private companies and four of the City of Campeche, more than 80,000 liters of water were used.
“We mobilized the firefighters team, the Mexican Navy arrived to provide support and the fire was quickly controlled and extinguished. Now it is just a matter of cleaning up all the burned down palapa residue material” explained Justo Ancona, commander of the Campeche fire department.
There were no reports of serious injuries, the Red Cross personnel assisted only two people intoxicated by smoke.
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