Emergency Supply Warehouse Gutted by Accidental Fire

January 16, 2009

A National Emergency Commission (CNE) supply warehouse caught fire near the TobíasBolañosAirport in Pavas, west of San José, destroying emergency supplies for the earthquake relief effort.

ONE workers had been building an expansion to the warehouse, located just down the hill from the airport and CNE main offices, when sparks from a welder ignited one of the polyurethane foam mattresses being stored there.

No one was injured, but the warehouse was gutted within five minutes, said one of the CNE workers who was in the warehouse when the fire started. The warehouse held food, lamps, power saws and bedding.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan
immigration
547 views
immigration
547 views

Trump: US to begin cutting aid to Central America over migrant caravan

AFP - October 23, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their…

The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching
Politics
451 views
Politics
451 views

The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 23, 2018

Costa Rica’s Plenary Court rejected the proposed tax reform bill last week and asked that four sections of the initiative…

Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua
La Prensa
668 views
La Prensa
668 views

Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua

La Prensa - October 23, 2018

Social media has been filled with photos of men and women wearing red lipstick as a way of protest Daniel…