A morning fire in Los Lagos de Heredia destroyed industrial space and sent black smoke hundreds of feet into the air.
The 10 a.m. blaze was blamed on a spark from a welder’s torch. Some 8,800 square meters, some 94,722 square feet, were destroyed, said firefighters.
Three buildings that were involved contained material for the fabrication of furniture. A fourth structure was an administrative office.
Students at a school nearby were evacuated.