One Foreigner Killed In Panama Sport Fishing Lodge Fire

Thursday, January 16 2014 @ 08:08 pm EST

Contributed by: Don Winner

One person is dead and one other was injured in a fire Tuesday at the Panama Sport Fishing Lodge in Boca Chica, Chiriquí.

Chiriquí Fire Chief Manuel de la Cruz said the cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters from San Felix, David and Bugaba responded to the call. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

He lauded the quick work of firefighters to contain the blaze and keep it from spreading to nearby areas where fuel is stored.

The injured person was reportedly hurt while jumping out of the building to escape the flames.

The fire chief said that the investigation will focus on why so much fuel was being stored at the resort. (Prensa)

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