A fire of large magnitudes was reported during the early hours of Saturday, September 16 in the Albarracin shopping centeralso known as ‘Tacora’, located in Trujillo.
The incident began around 1 in the morning, the time when the merchants went to the area to save their belongings from the calls.
In the images it is observed that some sellers They were able to take boxes of shoes among other products from various warehouses.
troops of firefighters They went to the scene to put out the fire. Initially, personnel from the fire companies “Salvadora Trujillo” No. 26, “Washington State” La Rinconada No. 177, “Laredo” No. 188, “El Porvenir” No. 215, “Victor Larco” were in the area. ” No. 224 and “La Esperanza” No. 247.
They worked hand in hand with National Police of Peru (PNP) and the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU). Workers from the Environmental Management Service of Trujillo (Segat) and Drinking Water and Sewage Services of La Libertad (Sedalib) also attended the area.
The Provincial Emergency Operations Center (COEP) confirmed that the flames destroyed all six floors of the shopping center, which affected merchants. They were displaced by personnel from the Special Services Unit of Trujillo.
Since they stopped trying to remove their belongings from the place, the sellers They support the firefighters by providing them with water, because the area was fenced for security. In total, five galleries were affected, which contained flammable material such as plastics.
Due to the great magnitude of the Sinisterfirefighters called for reinforcements to completely extinguish the flames.
In images broadcast by the local media Sol TV, people are seen around the Albarracin shopping center at the time when the flames were already consuming a large part of the premises.
The citizens watched as the firefighters were working to put out the calls from a passage located next to the shopping center.
The firefighters asked other entities for help in order to obtain more water, since the resource they have available is insufficient due to the great magnitude of the fire.
For this reason, the Municipality of Trujillo sent tanker trucks, which were also used in the incident that occurred at the emporium.
According to Exitosa Noticias, members of the National Police of Peru (PNP) They are investigating what caused this large fire.
After several hours of work to turn off the firemerchants in the surrounding area reported that criminals were seeking to steal their belongings.
According to testimonies collected by Sol TV, the sellers They warned of the presence of thieves on José María Eguren Avenue. For this reason, the families in the surrounding area took care of the products they took out of the warehouses.
“My place is there. I sell what is hardware, nothing more. On the side they sell other products. I got in before the flames reached my warehouse. I got in and said ‘I’m not going to move from here until the fire goes out’. “I’ve been here since midnight,” said one saleswoman.
In the Albarracín shopping center, there were also bookstores and toys, as well as cell phones and even bicycles were stored.
Around 8:00 a.m. this Saturday, firefighters indicated that the fire had already been controlled; However, they were opening door after door of each of the stalls to put out the small sources of fire that still remain.
The seven fire companies working at the site hope that their work ends at 4:00 p.m. this Saturday. They indicated that the main difficulty was not having cranes to attack the fire in its highest parts.