VIDEO: Explosion and fire recorded in diesel warehouse in Culiacán

VIDEO: Explosion and fire recorded in diesel warehouse in Culiacán
VIDEO: Explosion and fire recorded in diesel warehouse in Culiacán

A burst, which caused a fire, in a warehouse diesel forced the authorities of Culiacan To make evacuations.

This incident occurred this Sunday afternoon. May 5th in a diesel warehouse located in the El Ranchito community -close to the Álvaro Obregón avenue– this in the municipality of Culiacán, in the state of Sinaloa.

Emergency bodies, firefighters and elements of security arrived at the site. Civil protectionin addition to troops from the National Guard (G.N.).

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About the situation, Bill Mendoza Ontiveros -director of Municipal Civil Protection- pointed out that they carried out evacuations in the area to avoid any complications, however, he said that the number of people is limited so the task was made easier.

Ontiveros indicated that they are waiting for help from Mexican oil (Pemex) to provide them with special foam material to deal with the incident effectively and quickly.

“We are carrying the greatest number of pipes possible and we are coordinating with Culiacán firefighters and veterans to attack the fire, we are waiting for Pemex provide us with some foam material to be able to put it out, there are four pipes that are on fire,” he told the media.

The director of Civil Protection indicated that the explosion originated in pipes with diesel that were stored in a warehouse of a private company.

No injuries or fatalities were reported due to the explosion and the fire, which is in a 70 percent controlled.

Videos and images of the incident were spread through social networks in which it is possible to see a dense column of black smoke visible from several kilometers away.

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