10 boats catch fire in the Marina of La Paz, Baja California Sur

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This Thursday, November 2, in La Paz, a strong fire was recorded in the Marina Palmira in La Paz

During the early hours of this Thursday, November 2, a strong fire broke out in the Marina Palmira in La Paz, Baja California Sur. At least 10 boats were affected by the fire.

Through social networks, the National Guard reported that it activated the GN-A PLAN to help the population after receiving the report of a fire: “Perimeter security and support with a tanker are provided in the area to put out the fire,” the National Guard indicated .

Civil Protection of La Paz reported that, in addition to the National Guard, personnel from the Undersecretariat of Civil Protection of the State, the Mexican Army, the State Attorney General’s Office, the Heroic Fire Department of La Paz, Veteran Firefighters of the Centennial and of the Navy carried out fire containment maneuvers.

What happened in the La Paz Marina?

  Local media reported that in the Marina Palmira in La Paz there was a fire that started at approximately 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. and that it generated a huge column of black smoke that could be seen several kilometers away.

The head of municipal Civil Protection, Héctor Amparano, told local media that the fire started in four boats (Optimus, Perfecto, Mira Viliz and Invictus), which were total losses; However, the flames reached six other yachts, which also suffered between 80 and 90 percent damage.

The director of Civil Protection of La Paz indicated that, as a result of the fire, the four boats that were a total loss sank completely, so it is now necessary to carefully remove them from the water and prevent fuel from being dumped into the sea.

“The yacht owners, as well as the boating community and local residents, watched helplessly as the flames spread. Despair and sadness took over as the worst was feared for the boats and personal items at risk”, as published by the BCS Citizen Complaint Facebook page.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Source: Informador