A serious fire occurred on Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot of the Rionegro Mayor’s Office where the figures for the Myths and Legends Parade, scheduled for the first days of December in this municipality, were kept. The handling of flammable liquids is the cause of the fire seen from different points in Rionegro.
The Undersecretary of Risk Management in Rionegro, Luis Felipe Jaramillo, stated that “the representative figures that will be used for the Myths and Legends parade have caught fire. “The fire was completely controlled in time by our Fire Department.”
This emergency, in addition to the numbers, completely consumed two cars parked in the parking lot, which is near the Mobility Secretariat, the House of Justice and the Rionegro Comprehensive Risk Management Center (Ciger).
Regarding the causes of the fire, the mayor of Rionegro, Rodrigo Hernández, said that “they informed me that the organizers of the parade of myths and legends were in the area organizing the puppets and floats. “Obviously it was an accident caused by the handling of flammable liquids.”
This emergency did not leave any people injured, but it left compromised the program of this parade, which was already canceled on October 31 due to the effects of winter left in this city.
After extinguishing the fire, a task that took more than two hours, the authorities will try to explain how the accident that caused the fire happened and determine how the figures can be recovered or if the event will be permanently cancelled.