Fires continue to plague area around Naranjo and Palmares

Photo by Jason Darrow

The Naranjo-Palmares area has been hit with a wave of fires, including some in structures.

More blazes broke out last night on Cerro Espiritu Santo in Naranjo. Reader Jason Darrow said he took photos of the blazes shortly before 6:30 p.m. from his home in Atenas.

He said he has seen blazes there nearly every night around 6 p.m. There have been no official reports from the Cuerpo
de Bomberos although there are many informal accounts.

An unrelated blaze destroyed homes Wednesday in San Miguel de Desamparados in the El Guazo subdivision.

Damage included four homes that housed 15 adults and 10 children in six families, firemen said. A report said that the blaze started in vegetation alongside a watercourse and then spread to the homes. Firemen said that three hydrants closest to the blaze were out of service. Firemen said they had to go two kilometers, about a mile and a quarter, to get water.

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