PUBLIC SAFETY

Fire reported in Aguadulce

It was the second major fire in the city within the last month.

Temas:

A major fire was reported Sunday in Aguadulce.

It started at about 5:30 p.m. in the Mas Moda clothing store and expanded to several other stores. It was still not controlled later Sunday evening.

Firefighters evacuates several people living near the affected buildings.

Low water pressure was reported in the area due to the amount of water used by the department to fight the blaze. Tanker trucks were called in from Veraguas to assist Coclé firefighters. 

Electricity in the area was also suspended, but has since been restored.

Aguaducle Mayor Jorge Herrera expressed concern because this was the second major fire in the city in less than a month. He said the area has suffered heavy economic losses due to the number of workers who have lost their jobs.

The first fir happened April 26 and left more than 100 people unemployed.

17May/ Reportan @bomberoscocle Que hay baja presión de agua, @IDAANinforma apoya con 2 carros cisternas además 1 de @bomberoveraguas

— Bomberos De Panamá (@BCBRP) Mayo 18, 2015

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