© Reuters. Smoke from a fireplace rises out of a shoe warehouse close to the zocalo in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico November 16, 2023. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -A big hearth within the heart of Mexico Metropolis despatched a large black plume of smoke into the sky on Thursday afternoon, with authorities confirming the blaze was 90% underneath management by late night.
Flames had been seen from a number of km (miles) away hours after the pillar of smoke started rising.
Native media reported that the fireplace began in a warehouse close to the town’s historic heart, within the Tepito district.
Mexico Metropolis civil safety authorities stated on social media platform X that there have been no fast experiences of casualties, and that lots of of individuals had been evacuated.
Town’s firefighters account on social media stated that the blaze was 90% out by 9.30 p.m. native time (0330 GMT Friday).