Monday, February 18 2013 @ 03:54 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
A raging fire broke out at approximately 10:00 am under circumstances that are being investigated by experts from the Fire Department of Panama.
Results? More than 30 homeless families (about 100 people), the disappearance of a man, and a perimeter of destruction.
Story - According to reports offered between those who were involved in the emergency, apparently all started at 10:30 am, while many of the inhabitants of the barracks known as "Patio Roché" slept.
Presumably the fire started in Room 27 and in seconds, the tongues of fire took over the airspace of the National Avenue, near Curundú, and Frangipani Avenue.
The fire alarm set in motion some 60 units of the Fire Department of Panama from the stations in Amador, Carrasquilla and Balboa, who faced the fierce fire, while the occupants of the building saw their belongings being charred by the fire.
Some were able to save a few things, but most didn't have time to save anything.
In the place there were unofficial reports of the disappearance of a man in his 30s, who at press time still had not been located.
Homeless - The reports have not been unified on the exact number of people who have been harmed, but an estimated 36 families, which would add a total of 100 people have been left without a bed to sleep in and nothing to wear.
Find - When the fire was controlled, firefighters proceeded to clean up the debris and found the remains of something that was once living, but they could not identify the species, given the level of incineration presented.
In response, the authorities are expected to identify the body found and determine if it is human or animal.
Authorities - Authorities from the Ministry of Housing and Land Management (MIVIOT) the Mayor of Panama, the National System of Civil Protection and Emergency Single System 911 all responded to the scene. (Critica)