Las Terrenas.- On Wednesday night, Mayor Eduardo Esteban Polanco of Las Terrenas shared that the fire that had broken out earlier in the day at the “El Paseo” square, situated on 27 de Febrero street in the Samaná province, has been successfully extinguished. The fire started in the chimney of the El Pirata Bar restaurant and quickly spread, affecting 10 businesses within the square and two adjacent ones, including the legal office of Senator Pedro Catrain.

Mayor Polanco stated that the Fire Department needed assistance from units in other municipalities to extinguish the fire.

After an hour with no extinguishing progress and no reinforcements, tourists and local residents formed a human chain to aid firefighting, using buckets of water from the sea.

“A human chain was formed, and those people played a stellar role at the moment when we didn’t have the arriving units. We only had the local units, which are very old trucks with very limited water capacity. While they were being refilled, people were helping, drawing water from the sea. Later, units from the entire province arrived, from Sánchez, Santa Bárbara, El Limón, Bajo Yuna, Arroyo Barril,” explained Polanco.

Mayor Polanco finally mentioned that members of the Las Terrenas Fire Department remained in the fire zone, removing debris and conducting investigations to determine the cause of the fire, which could be revealed today.

We take immense pride in our community and we want to highlight the remarkable display of solidarity, resilience, and readiness to come together during challenging times playing a pivotal role in effectively extinguishing the fire and showcased the true spirit of our people.

We stand in solidarity with those affected and extend our deep sympathy for the losses that some have faced due to the fire.

Source: Diario Libre

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