Fire in Azcapotzalco: the shocking images of the fire that consumed a bicycle factory

Fire in Azcapotzalco (Video: Twitter @webcamsdemexico – @eunice)

Fire and emergency equipment Mexico City have worked through the night to combat the fire that originated in a bicycle factory from the colony Coltongo, in the mayor’s office Azcapotzalco.

The fire began on Wednesday, January 19, at 5:40 p.m., and for hours it spread uncontrollably through the warehouse, generating a large column of smoke observed from different points of the capital, such as Avenida Insurgentes, Chapultepec, Ferrería, or Avenida Juárez. They even came to be sighted from Naucalpan, in the State of Mexico.

Through social networks, images of the incident were disseminated. Although the videos and photos are very shocking, the head of the capital’s government, Claudia Sheinbaum, confirmed that fortunately, it was reported white balance.

(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)
(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)
(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)

“I inform you that the fire that is registered in a bicycle factory in the Azcapotzalco mayor’s office continues to be attended by the city’s emergency services. Fortunately so far no injuries reported”.

During the operation, the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection (SGIRPC) evacuated 200 neighbors of nearby properties, although they insisted that “there is no risk to the population and their property.”

“We are working with the support of different mayors, pipes from different demarcations and with the Heroic Fire Department precisely to try to contain this as soon as possible,” he said in an interview with TV hole Humberto González, operational tactical general director of the SGIRPC, who revealed that the flames spread to a fiscal warehouse.

(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)
(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)
(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)
(Foto: Twitter @Bomberos_CDMX)

The authorities also explained that in the building materials were burned to make bicycles and wood; These works could be the origin of the fire, but for the moment no hypothesis has been confirmed.

Through a statement, the Heroic Fire Department of Mexico City reported that at 01:00 a.m. on Thursday there is 90% progress that is, the fire is about to be controlled. This after 80 firefighters with 17 vehicles they will work for almost eight hours to contain the flames and prevent them from spreading to other buildings.

Photo: Cuartoscuro/Rogelio Morales
Photo: Cuartoscuro/Rogelio Morales

The fire is expected to burn out in the next few hours. Meanwhile, citizens were asked take extreme precautions and in case of receiving smoke of the fire, follow these recommendations to avoid damage to the respiratory tract:

– Close doors and windows: seal the cracks with damp cloths and stay indoors.

– In places where there is a higher concentration of smoke, wear a face mask permanently or try to breathe through a wet garment.

Photo: Cuartoscuro/Rogelio Morales
Photo: Cuartoscuro/Rogelio Morales
Photo: Cuartoscuro/Rogelio Morales
Photo: Cuartoscuro/Rogelio Morales

– Avoid doing physical activities outdoors.

– See your doctor if you have been exposed to smoke, particularly if you have respiratory problems.

– Avoid wearing contact lenses.

– Stay alert and constantly informed with official sources and avoid rumours.

We will have to be aware of the repercussions that this fire may have on air quality in the capital. The PM2.5 pollutant particles that were generated when the building burned will remain suspended in the air, and could deteriorate the environment in the area.

This will be reinforced by the weather. In this season of low rainfall and cold temperatures, weather conditions they do not help to avoid environmental contingencies. The information will be published in the channels of the Mexico City Atmospheric Monitoring System.

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