23828_620A plume of smoke rose out of a warehouse fire on  the south side of San José Friday, caused by a welding spark.

The director del Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department), Hector Chavez, confirmed that a welder’s spark caused the fire that completely consumed the warehouse located in San Sebastian.

Firefighters took more than an hour to bring the flames under control, this due the large amount flammable material in the auto parts warehouse.

No one was injured in the fire, a total of 15 homes adjacent to the warehouse were affected has been threatened by the fire.


Stay up to date with the latest stories by signing up to our newsletter, or following us on Facebook.