A colossal inferno erupted within the historical heart of Mexico City, prompting the evacuation of hundreds.
City in Crisis
Captivating scenes portrayed a voluminous plume of smoke emanating from a warehouse nestled in the Centro district—a precinct steeped in antiquity, echoing the Aztec era.
Commencing around 4:15 pm on Thursday, the conflagration eluded complete containment well into the night, with approximately 90% subdued by 9:30 pm local time. Miraculously, no casualties have been documented.
Reports from Mexico’s Excelsior newspaper detailed the evacuation of roughly 500 individuals as the flames, originating on the third floor of a shoe factory, encroached upon adjacent storage facilities. The incident’s cause remains under scrutiny.
Martí Batres, Mexico City’s head of government, disclosed the dispatch of at least 120 firefighters to combat the blaze. In a Twitter update, he acknowledged widespread support from mayors and municipalities across the State of Mexico, ensuring a substantial water supply from six wells and collaboration with six fire stations. Despite these efforts, he noted, ‘work will persist for several hours.'”
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