A fire after a blackout destroys six homes in Cuba

A fire after a blackout destroys six homes in Cuba

Six houses damaged and some 16 people affected was the balance of a fire early this Wednesday in Banes, Holguín. According to local authorities, the incident was of “medium proportions”, did not claim any lives and managed to be suffocated by the Fire Department.

In addition to the houses, located on General Marrero street –five destroyed and one more with partial damage–, a cafeteria and a barbershop were also affected, according to the deputy deputy delegate in the provincial delegation of hydraulic resources of Holguín, Juan Mario Hechavarria Hernandez, in a Facebook post. Other users of social networks pointed out that the fire started in the Baní Indo-Cuban Museum.

The fire started around midnight and was put out two hours later, but its cause is unknown at this time. The @TwitterHolguin account posted a video of the fire and noted that the fire started after the power returned after a blackout.

Hechevarría Hernández announced that it is “presumably” a short circuit

Hechevarría Hernández advanced that it is “presumably” a short circuit. The authorities plan to carry out an inspection this Wednesday to determine the origin of the incident.

On May 22 there was also a fire in a warehouse of the Tobacco Collection and Processing Company of Pinar del Río, western province of Cuba, where they burned about 30 tons of crop leaf. In that same province, in February of this same year, the Chosen burnedwhere the dried leaves of the crop are stored for processing.

In April, a large forest fire also occurred in the municipality of Minas de Matahambre, in the province of Pinar del Río, which burned more than 200 hectares of pine. In March, another incident caused damage to three of the four apartments in the building located on Calle L number 308 between 23 and 25, in front of the Habana Libre hotel, in El Vedado, Havana.

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