This is how the Jamaica Market fire in Mexico City looked like [photos]

The fire did not spread to other premises thanks to the immediate intervention of the shopkeepers.

Through its official social networks, the Fire Department of Mexico City reported a fire report in the Magdalena Mixhuca neighborhood in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza. It immediately went to the area to verify the situation.

Minutes later, the firefighters reported that the fire broke out on Morelos Street, specifically inside the well-known Jamaica market, where a store was burning. Hence, they extinguished the fire and did the removal work.

There was a reported fire in the Magdalena Mixhuca neighborhood. Credit: CDMX Firefighters
There was a reported fire in the Magdalena Mixhuca neighborhood. Credit: CDMX Firefighters
The fire was recorded on Morelos street in the Venustiano Carranza mayor's office. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
The fire was recorded on Morelos street in the Venustiano Carranza mayor’s office. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
The stall was burning inside the Jamaican market. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
The stall was burning inside the Jamaican market. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia

Unfortunately, they reported that the fire caused a dry foliage ornament shop to burn to the ground, but there were no injuries or deaths. The service was concluded after the work of the firemen, and the fire did not spread to other premises.

The Secretariat of Integral Risk Management of Civil Protection (SGIRPC) and the Secretariat of Economic Development were also present in the area; the latter reported that the General Directorate of Supply initiated the protocol of attention, through which they will assess the damages and will follow up the affected merchants.

Local media reported that it could have been a short circuit in poorly placed facilities, whose fire quickly generated a large amount of smoke, clouding the view of the entire market. Despite this, the merchants helped to control the fire before the firefighters arrived, which prevented a disaster.

Authorities ruled out any injuries. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
Authorities ruled out any injuries. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
Authorities extinguished the fire an hour later. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
Authorities extinguished the fire an hour later. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
Civil Protection appeared in the area and assured that they will help those affected. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia
Civil Protection appeared in the area and assured that they would help those affected. Credit: Twitter / @Gposiadeoficia

The Jamaica Market, located on Congreso de la Unión Avenue and Morelos Avenue, is known by the capital and tourists for being one of the largest markets specializing in the sale of flowers, floral arrangements, seasonal flowers, and everything that has to do with foliage.

This great construction was opened to the public in September 1957, so it accumulates 65 years of existence, and in 2016 it was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mexico City due to its great history and traditions, while the Ministry of Tourism considers it one of the strongest attractions for foreigners visiting the capital.

Jamaica Market fire in Mexico City