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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...

Cold push hits the Caribbean hard: leaves a death and floods

QCOSTARICA - Cold push number 14 hit Costa Rica's Caribbean hard, leaving one person dead and flooding. Given this circumstance, the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - issued an orange alert for the central canton of Limón, Matina and Talamanca, yellow...

Strong winds prevent fire control and generate falling trees and short circuits

QCOSTARICA - Strong winds, generated by the influence of cold push number 12, prevented the firefighters from controlling a fire in vegetation registered in Caragral de Palmichal de Acosta, San José. The flames have consumed 22 hectares and, until 6 pm Wednesday, they were working...

Gas companies must change cylinder valves, not users

QCOSTARICA - In some neighborhoods in the south of San José, gas companies ("gaseras") are forcing small distributors to tell customers that when returning gas cylinders they must deliver do so with the new threaded valves and that if they do not, they must...

It took 72 hours to put out the Coyol fire

Unites from different fire stations and almost 500 firemen worked around the clock for 72 hours to complete extinguish the firer at the paper packaging warehouse in El Coyol, in Alajuela. The fire broke out at 12:19 pm Saturday, May 2, in the Empaques Santa...

Pavas Fire Station Has Become A Drop-off Point For Shooting Victims

Typically fire stations are to house firefighters and their equipment. But the station in Pavas, San Jose, mainly has become a drop-off point for those injured in acts of violence, mainly from turf wars between rival gangs. Rather than firefighters rushing to an emergency, cars...

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...


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