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Fire consumes part of Turrialba market

HQ - Two wooden structures in the Turrialba market, in Cartago, raised the alarm Friday afternoon. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 5:43 pm, with the urgency of preventing the fire from spreading to nearby businesses, located in the center of the Cartago. As the firefighters...

ESPH charges the family for electricity for January and February even though fire destroyed their home in December

QCOSTARICA - Despite losing their home entirely in December, a Heredia received electricity bills from the Heredia Public Service Company (ESPH) for January and February. In other words, the entity wanted them to pay for energy that they did not consume, or could not have...

Protesters set fire to the Guatemalan Congress

Q24N - Hundreds of Guatemalans burned Congress headquarters on Saturday in protest at the approval of the budget for 2021, the highest in the country's history, and called for the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei for endorsing it. The flames in the Legislative Palace were...

Alleged Armed Attack By Police Left Seven Dead in Managua This Saturday Morning

Despite the surprise announcement Friday night of the consensus between the government and the Civil Alliance, this Saturday morning, in the barrio Carlos Marx, in Managua, an armed attack allegedly committed by police and armed civilians left at least seven people dead, including three...

7 and 10 Year-old Perish In Fire In San Francisco de Dos Rios

Tragedy befell a single mother in San Francisco de Dos Ríos, San José, Thursday morning when her two young children perished in a fire in the apartment they had recently moved into. The children, a boy and a girl, aged 7 and 10, were...

Firefighters Prevent Barrio From Burning To Ashes

A fire that broke out in the center of the barrio in Villa Paola de San Francisco de Heredia, had firefighters (bomberos) scrambling to prevent the flames from burning the entire low-income neighborhood to ashes. The bomberos combatted the fire from all sides using two...

Sugar Cane Fires In Residential Areas of the Valley

QCOSTARICA - Again, residents near sugar cane fiels are unhappy about the annual pre-harvest burning, to make the process easier and require less manual labor. About 80% of the “trash,” including straw, the tops, and green and dry leaves, are burned off. These components constitute...

Lack of Sufficient Fire Hydrants Is Cause of Concern For Bomberos (Fire Deparment)

QCOSTARICA - Still missing are some 2.900 of the 12.000 minimum fire hydrants required the Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department) to properly provide security in the event of an emergency. The minimum number is an estimate made in 2008, when the Fire Hydrant Law (Ley...

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