Fifteen hundred people affected by fire in Iquitos

Some fifteen hundred people affected and over 100 houses destroyed is the preliminary assessment of the Regional Government of Loreto on fire in the street Blasco Nuñez district of Bethlehem, in the city of Iquitos.

"In the Bethlehem area there are many people living in the houses of aggregate that are there, so the calculation we will confirm within minutes," said the regional president Ivan Vasquez.

He said that those affected will be convened in the main square of the area to do the official accounts.

Vasquez added that have mobilized some 200 tents for those affected, who will be placed in a school near the fire area.

"The inconvenience to enter with fire crews, because it is a pretty area street vending, and poor housing have made the fire from spreading with speed," he said.


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