Fire consumes several buildings

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Around 1:30am on Sunday, July 31st, The San Pedro Sun received a call that a fire was blazing in the Airstrip Area, on Chicken Street.

Word was that Neri’s Tacos, a popular Mom & Pop eatery was ablaze. While there is no official word, at the time of posting, the fire continues to rage, consuming neighboring wooden buildings, and threatening to spread to other buildings in the block.

Brave women and a few men have lined to the lagoon to create a “Bucket Brigade” to try and assist the taxed San Pedro Fire Department as they work tirelessly to contain the fire, and keep it from spreading.

There is no official cause of the fire, but many neighbors fear that propane tanks and more may add fuel before the flames die down. We will keep you posted with any new information that we may receive.

UPDATE:

It appears that the fire has displaced 12 families. Already, calls are being made to the community to please donate clothing, food items and more. Drop-offs include El Fogon and TMM. Children’s ages range from 1 thru 12, and there are 30 adults who escaped the fire. More drop-offs and locations will be announced later. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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