Mexico City firefighters attend the fire at a warehouse in the Tepito area, in the Morelos neighborhood.
The fire, which can be seen several kilometers away, originated in a tennis and clothing market located between Eje 1 Norte and González Ortega street
Capital firefighters reported that they are already working in the area to control the flames.
We received a report of a fire in Colonia Morelos, in @AlcCuauhtemocMx; We went to the place to verify the situation and keep the public informed. pic.twitter.com/RPZVGvT6P9
– Official Mexico City Firefighters (@Bomberos_CDMX) December 20, 2022
Sandra Cuevas asks for support
Sandra Cuevas, Mayor of Cuauhtémoc He asked the neighboring mayors to support with water pipes to attend to the emergency.
“Fire in the warehouse of the Barrio Bravo de Tepito, fellow mayors, we urgently need water pipes @UNACDMX_OFICIAL”, he spread on his social networks.
Fire in the warehouse of the Barrio Bravo de Tepito, fellow mayors, we need water pipes URGENTLY @UNACDMX_OFICIAL. pic.twitter.com/YTTU79wB34
— Sandra Cuevas (@SandraCuevas_) December 20, 2022
There are no injuries, reports Batres
Martí Batres, Secretary of Government of Mexico City, reported that there are no injuries from the fire where around 70 capital firefighters and 25 Civil Protection elements work.
The Tepito tennis market is on fire right now. In the place there are already agents of @SSC_CDMX firefighters, civil protection personnel…pic.twitter.com/SpWDOOnFWy
— Carlos Jimenez (@c4jimenez) December 20, 2022
#AMPLIACIÓN | fire brigade #CDMX They work in the area of the Morelos neighborhood, after the fire reported in the tennis market in Tepito.
/ Jose Antonio Garcia.
— Excelsior (@Excelsior) December 20, 2022
Users of social networks report that the column of smoke can be seen several meters away.