Firefighters reported several incidents in the national territory during Christmas Eve and the first hours of this Saturday, December 25.
Two houses were consumed by the flames in the Carlos Ramos neighborhood, in the head of Chimaltenango.
Voluntary and Municipal Departmental Firefighters worked together to put out the fire that threatened to spread to more buildings.
First responders also reported a fire in a two-story home on 14th Street and 10th Avenue in Zone 7 of Mixco.
To control the flames, six motor pumps, seven supplies and 15 thousand gallons of water were used to prevent it from spreading to other nearby residences. No personal injuries were reported.
The Volunteer Firefighters also reported a fire in a house on 1st avenue and 1st street in Zone 9 of Mixco, in Ciudad Satélite,
Unfortunately, a 59-year-old man was found charred inside the home.
A 4-year-old boy suffered a second degree burn on his left hand when a fireworks exploded. First responders took him to the Roosevelt Hospital Pediatrics.
In another event, a 20-year-old woman suffered third degree burns, for which she was transferred to the San Juan de Dios Hospital. In the place is a 21-year-old man who died charred when skidding and exploding the motorcycle on which they were mobilizing. The Volunteer Firefighters did not specify the place of the accident.
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In the fields of Ciudad Real 2 in zone 12, an 18-year-old youth was attacked with bullets by unknown subjects. First responders stabilized him and then transferred him to Roosevelt Hospital.
The Departmental Municipal Firefighters reported an armed incident at kilometer 14.5 of the route to the Pacific, where a person was wounded by a gunshot.
The Volunteer Firefighters of San Juan Sacatepéquez reported that at around 2 in the morning a couple, who were possibly driving a motorcycle under the influence of liquor, suffered an accident at kilometer 34 towards San Raymundo. Both suffered multiple trauma.
– Volunteer Firefighters (@BVoluntariosGT) December 24, 2021