Municipal Urbanism technicians review the remains of the Híper Atalayas; The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
It held up longer than expected, but it will have to be demolished. The Murcia City Council yesterday declared the ruin of the Híper Atalayas, located in the same commercial area, which suffered a raging fire last Tuesday at noon, causing visible columns of smoke several kilometers away. More than two hours of intense work by the thirty firefighters of Parque del Infante managed to control the fire in the early afternoon, without the structure collapsing. However, after yesterday’s review by municipal Urban Planning technicians, the Murcia City Council is preparing the order for the owners to proceed with its demolition.
In fact, the firefighters who went to the fire on Tuesday could not access the interior of the premises. Upon arrival, the fire, which started in the back, was already in the middle of the ship and the strong heat caused the sheet metal to expand, so there was a risk that the structure of the bazaar would collapse.
Municipal sources explained that the technicians also reviewed the state of the pavilion of the Jesuit school, adjacent to the bazaar, and that “slight damage was detected in some adjoining wall joints that do not affect the structure of the building.”
The firefighters returned yesterday morning to cool the embers, which were fanned by the wind without causing flames.
In the extinction work, the troops, who used a total of 300,000 liters of water, dedicated part of their time to spraying the school pavilion and cooling a diesel boiler in the center, located in a room adjoining the burning bazaar.
In addition to the Urban Planning technicians, a detachment of firefighters approached the establishment to cool the area, since, with the wind, some embers that remained under the rubble flared up, although without causing a flame, added the same sources.
The investigation into the causes of the fire, which began on Tuesday, is still underway and the causes that caused it are still unknown, they pointed out from the Murcia City Council.
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