Civil Protection Authorities attended a fire at a substation of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Santa Martha Acatitla, inside the mayor of Iztapalapa, in Mexico City.
According to the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, 10 people suffered poisoning,» and were cared for at the scene by members of the Rescue and Medical Emergency Squad (ERUM).
At 8:30 p.m., Sheinbaum herself reported that the fire had already been quelled.
On the fire at the electrical substation in @Alc_Iztapalapa, operational personnel applied prevention protocols such as cordoning off the area and evacuating approximately 3000 people from surrounding buildings. Allows emergency body maneuvers.
— Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and PC (@SGIRPC_CDMX) December 20, 2019
In addition to the cordoning of the area, the Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection said they had evacuated approximately 3000 people from surrounding properties.
In an interview with Foro Tv, Edgar Enrique Rosas, superintendent of the capital Fire Department, said that because of the height of the flames the electricity supply in the area had to be cut off, and that the fire was already «confined», so it cannot spread to nearby homes.
Flames up to 15 meters high in the fire of a CFE substation, in Santa Martha Acatitla; authorities recommend moving away from the area. pic.twitter.com/JYlUxMzLWU
— FOROtv (@Foro_TV) December 20, 2019
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