Boca del Rio Park Palapa Burned Down
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
San Pedro police were notified about a fire in progress at the Boca del Rio Park on Wednesday morning, October 17th. They notified the San Pedro Fire Department at 12:10am, who quickly responded to the scene. According to Chief Fire Fighter at the San Pedro Fire Department, Mr. Ernest Dominguez, when fire personnel arrived at the scene the palapa was engulfed in flames and had burned half way. Quick response allowed the fire fighters to extinguish the flames.
No one at the scene was able to provide any information as to what happened to cause the fire. Dominguez stated that there were neither electrical wires nor any ignition source in or around the immediate area of the palapa. As such, it is apparent that the fire was caused by some other source. However, with the lack of eye-witnesses, the investigation has to come to a halt.
Appearing on the Reef Radio’s Morning Show, on Wednesday morning October 17th, Mayor of San Pedro Town, Mayor Daniel Guerrero warned the general public that it is a crime to deface or destroy public property and as such should anyone be caught committing either act, they will be dealt with according to the law