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Huge fire hit downtown Mexico City

/ 01:08 PM November 17, 2023

A huge fire hit downtown Mexico City

Smoke from a fire rises out of a shoe warehouse near the Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 16, 2023. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

MEXICO CITY — A large fire in the center of Mexico City sent a giant black plume of smoke into the sky on Thursday afternoon, with authorities confirming the blaze was 90% under control by late evening.

Flames had been visible from several km (miles) away hours after the pillar of smoke began rising.


Local media reported that the fire started in a shoe warehouse near the city’s historic center in the Tepito district.


Mexico City civil protection authorities said on social media platform X that there were no immediate reports of casualties and hundreds of people had been evacuated.

The city’s firefighters account on social media said that the blaze was 90% out by 9.30 p.m. local time (0330 GMT Friday).


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