Without damage to people, fire in Girón building extinguished • Workers

Without damage to people, fire in Girón building extinguished • Workers
Without damage to people, fire in Girón building extinguished • Workers

Without damage to people’s lives, and still pending evaluation of the material damage, the fire in the emblematic Girón building, on Malecón and F, in the capital’s Vedado, was completely extinguished and only the details remain to be finalized to avoid any resurgence of fire. the flames, as well as investigate the causes and effects.

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Only people had to be treated for respiratory issues, due to the smoke, indicated a report from the Cuban Television News, which stated that the fire began around 10:30 in the morning in the courtyard of the fifth of the 17 floors of the multifamily building and from there it spread to other levels.

The quick action of the Fire Department, the presence of the Cuban Red Cross and Public Health units and other efforts made it possible to control the incident at the stroke of noon, without having to regret loss or damage to life.

The building was not evacuated, the information states.

Residents in the area and neighbors, as well as reports on social networks, pointed out the agile and hard work of the specialized forces to control a complex situation in a facility of this type, composed of two 17-level blocks with apartments, with a central elevator tower.

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Given the situation that arose there, authorities from the Communist Party of Cuba and government, from the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Ministry of the Interior, and from the province attended, among them the member of the Political Bureau and chancellor, Bruno Rodríguez, Parrilla, Liván Izquierdo, first Secretary of the Party in Havana, Governor Yanet Hernández Pérez, and Division General Ramòn Pardo Guerra, head of the Civil Defense General Staff.

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Hernández Pérez said, in a statement on the social network Facebook, that “190 people have been protected in centers near the building and neighbors’ houses (17 minors and 4 people with disabilities, none of whom require medical attention).

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“Seven people have been transferred to health institutions, all discharged except one firefighter who is receiving treatment for heat stroke without danger to life.”

The Governor emphasized that the plans planned for these circumstances have been put into action, as have the commissions to serve the families and the staff who work at the site.

“We continue working and we will continue to report,” he said.

The Girón Building was inaugurated in 1967, the result of the genius of the Cuban architect Antonio Quintana, who implemented the Sliding Mold system in high-rise homes for the first time in the country, to achieve an iconic building on Havana’s Malecón. It has 132 apartments, with about 600 residents.

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