Guerrero.- A fire registered in the so-called peasant marketlocated in the vicinity of the central market of Acapulco, Guerrero, consumed between 70 and 80 stores, leaving total losses in them.
According to what was released by the government of Acapulco, the incident occurred at the stroke of midnight on Friday, time in which the local fire department went to the scene to control the flames that swept in its wake. between 70 and 80 locations where they were offered crafts and charcoal.
It was shortly after midnight last Friday, February 18, when it was reported that the peasant market, located between Constituyentes Avenue and Durango and September 16 streets in the Progreso neighborhood, was on fire.
Due to the lack of equipment to put out fires and water, the work of suffocating the flames was complicated, so the Drinking Water and Sewage Commission of the Municipality of Acapulco He had to set up a pumping plant, located in Capitan Malaspina, and thus be able to load pipes and control the fire. At the time, merchants and volunteers who were in the place contributed to the suffocation efforts by carrying buckets of water. It was around midnight when the fire was brought under control, but it was not until 2 a.m. on Saturday that the flames were extinguished. Fortunately, no human losses or injuries were reported.
The area was guarded by elements of the Municipal Security Secretariat. In addition, agents of the National Guard (GN) and the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena). So far, the causes of the fire at the site are unknown.
The fire in the peasant tianguis arose after on Wednesday and Friday of this week merchants from the central market blocked different avenues (Cuauhtémoc, Constituyentes and Costera Miguel Alemán), as acts of protest against the alleged abuse and harassment of women during operations carried out carried out by the military and the National Guard in the Acapulcan market.
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The Army attributed the mobilizations of the tenants to an alleged smear campaign against the armed forces orchestrated by a person who extorts money and collects fees in the central market.
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