another day, another fire in Las Terrenas

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We're in town and received a short video from a friend of the latest devastating fire that occurred at around 6pm today. The restaurants on the beach near the cemetery are in flames. I would upload it, but it seems I don't have enough website privileges.
 
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We're in town and received a short video from a friend of the latest devastating fire that occurred at around 6pm today. The restaurants on the beach near the cemetery are in flames. I would upload it, but it seems I don't have enough website privileges.

correction: not occurred, but occurring
 

NALs

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What is with places by the beach catching fire in Las Terrenas?
 

reilleyp

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What is with places by the beach catching fire in Las Terrenas?
According to social media, it started out small, a propane tank exploded, and then the whole strip went up in flames.
 

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We're in town and received a short video from a friend of the latest devastating fire that occurred at around 6pm today. The restaurants on the beach near the cemetery are in flames. I would upload it, but it seems I don't have enough website privileges.
Are they the same fisherman restaurants that have already burned down twice before?
 

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Supposedly there was no water from INAPA to fight the fire. They need to consider setting up a few “dry hydrants” along the shore line to draw ocean water to extinguish fires.
 

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Supposedly there was no water from INAPA to fight the fire. They need to consider setting up a few “dry hydrants” along the shore line to draw ocean water to extinguish fires.
That salt water isn't good for the appliances. :rolleyes:
 

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Supposedly there was no water from INAPA to fight the fire. They need to consider setting up a few “dry hydrants” along the shore line to draw ocean water to extinguish fires.
No Water. That seems to be a common problem here.
 

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They need to consider setting up a few “dry hydrants” along the shore line to draw ocean water to extinguish fires.
Yes but that would involve the municipality INVESTING in the community which would be detrimental to their personal wealth.
In LT they (the municipality) leave the investing to the foreigners & gringos, why would they help their own and the local community?.
 

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Supposedly there was no water from INAPA to fight the fire. They need to consider setting up a few “dry hydrants” along the shore line to draw ocean water to extinguish fires.

from what we've learned, one of the shady restaurants on the beach was warned of the smell of gas in her kitchen. Shortly afterwards, propane gas ignited things and she was sent to the hospital with severe burns
 

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Since the fire, they were quick rebuilding. They are installing a water tank nearby so in case something happens, they will be able to get rid of fire, fast and they will wide that road so they can connect to the bridge ahead.

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