On Wednesday, January 19th, a strong fire was reported inside a bicycle factory located in the Coltongo neighborhood of the Azcapotzalco District of Mexico City (CDMX), which led to the surrounding homes being evicted.
The mayor of Azcapotzalco, Margarita Saldaña, reported that two people resulted injured, and were treated by the emergency services.
Also the head of Government of CDMX, Claudia Sheinbaum, indicated that the CDMX Fire Department attended to the fire, and reported no injuries.
So far there are no reports of injuries, agents of the Mexico City Fire Department and Civil Protection intervened on time to prevent the fire to spread even more along Central Sur and Calzada Coltongo. The area was cordoned off.
Bomberos de la CdMx reciben reporte de incendio en colonia Coltongo, en @AzcapotzalcoMx; acudimos al lugar para verificar la situación y mantener informada a la ciudadanía.— Bomberos Ciudad de México Oficial (@Bomberos_CDMX) January 19, 2022
In turn, in the area, at least 100 residents of neighboring homes were evicted, after three thousand square meters burned on Wednesday afternoon.
The Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection (SGIRPC) reported that water herons were enabled to support the work of the emergency services.
Finally, local residents published photos and videos on social networks where the large column of smoke that caused the fire could be seen, which could be seen in various parts of the capital.