Fire destroys older homes

Firemen blame a short circuit for a blaze in Barrio Pitahaya Thursday morning that destroyed two homes and heavily damaged three more.

The blaze was a a group of wooden structures about 70 year old, said the Cuerpo de Bomberos.

The area was about 500 meters north of Paseo Colón in San José. Five adults lost their homes, firemen said. No one was injured, they added. The blaze was reported at 8:23 a.m.

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