In less than one hour a big fire destroyed eight houses and injured 39 persons in the neighbourhood "Maria Misionera" in the district of San Juan de Miraflores in Lima.
According to the neighbours, the fire began in one house and quickly expanded
to the other houses which all are constructed with wood and cardboard. That and the lack of water plus the difficulty access to the place complicated the work of the firemen, who after much effort, managed to control the fire and to take care of some people who presented symptoms of asphyxia.
The mayor of the district, Paulo Hinostroza, arrived to the neighbourhood and said that the families will be relocated in tents and requested aid from
companies and institutions.