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Fire consumes tons of plastic and wood in the Atizapán warehouse

This morning a fire consumed tons of plastics and wood in a warehouse for recycling materials in the Ejidos de San Miguel Chalma neighborhood, municipal authorities reported.

Police and firefighters from Atizapán de Zaragoza arrived at Jamaica Street and Mexico Avenue, after neighbors alerted about the fire in the first minutes of this Monday, August 24.

The flames were visible for several kilometers around, while the area was cordoned off by Civil Protection personnel and police, without officially registering victims.

Personnel from the Atizapán (Sapasa) Drinking Water, Sewerage and Sanitation System arrived with water pipes to extinguish the fire, where the support of firefighters from other municipalities such as Huixquilucan also arrived.

The fire was brought under control before dawn in San Miguel Chalma, where crews of firefighters removed debris to ensure the fire did not reignite.

The municipal president Ruth Olvera Nieto confirmed that the fire was suffocated and this morning thanked the work of firefighters supporting the CAEM -Water Commission of the State of Mexico- and the mayors of Cuautitlán Izcalli and Huixquilucan, Ricardo Núñez and Enrique Vargas, who supported with a team of Vulcans.