HQ – A fire completely destroyed 10 houses located in the precario (shantytown) Los Angeles, in San José de Alajuela.
The Fire Department mobilized five units to battle the flames, which spanned a total of 1,200 square meters.
No personal injuries were reported, the Cruz Roja reported no one required a transfer to a medical facility.
Jeffrey Quesada, fire chief in Alajuela, said that the fire was reported around 5 pm and it was put quickly.
“There are 10 houses consumed in their entirety, 10 families,” said the official.
A neighbor in the area, named Urbina, told the press that the fire started with a candle. “We lost everything,” exclaimed her mother, who mentioned that she has three small children in her care.