A fire inside the Abastos Central, in the town hall Iztapalapa, in Mexico City, resulted in 8 people injured, including two minors.
The incident was recorded at 2:17 a.m. on Tuesday.
In a statement, the Government of Mexico City reported that the fire consumed 3,000 square meters of tires and garbage.
In addition to the 8 injured, at least 200 people were evacuated and two people were treated for nervous breakdowns.
A nearby Pemex service station also closed as a precaution.
Regarding the two injured minors, it was reported that one of them was taken to a hospital because he had second-degree burns.
The event was attended by the Heroic Fire Corps of the CDMX, personnel of the Federal Electricity Commission, the Water System, Civil Protection, and workers of various mayors.
Here’s the information card about the fire at the Abasto Central. Thanks to the elements of @Bomberos_CDMX, as well as the staff of the @SGIRPC_CDMX and the @SSP_CDMX for their work tonight. https://t.co/zXCzyAS41M
— Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) April 7, 2020
The fire was controlled by the capital firefighters at 5:55 a.m. and the area was guarded by national guard elements.
On their Twitter account, capital firefighters shared photos of the accident and updating the work.
In coordination with emergency and @SGIRPC_CDMX, a 60% progress is reported confined to the fire without risk to spread. pic.twitter.com/iip9vdUy18
— Firefighters Mexico City Official (@Bomberos_CDMX) April 7, 2020
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