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The fire of the tuna vessel caused the evacuation of more than 1,200 people; emergency teams stifled the flames
More than 1,200 people were evacuated from the different companies and docks that make up the port of Manzanillo, Colima , due to the fire that occurred in a tuna vessel installing in one of the terminals, about to set sail.
The fire broke out at noon on Tuesday, when a group of workers welded some of the parts as maintenance works.
The fire caused the mobilization of emergency equipment at the port of Manzanillo to mitigate the flames of the ship known as “María Verónica”.
However, the fire reached the fuel tanks, so the flames expanded uncontrollably generating a strong fire.
In addition to the evacuation that left the port of Manzanillo without operation for several hours, personnel of the Mexican Navy and the Federal Police also protect a wide perimeter to prevent the entry of people outside the emergency bodies, since the industrial zone de Manzanillo had been immersed in a dense cloud of toxic smoke, which was even visible practically throughout the municipality.
The fire did not leave people injured or dead, but the environmental damage would be assessed.