The place was filled with puddles of water. Some wires and half-fallen lamps hung from the ceiling. the fire of fire in the San Juan de Dios Market it left a hot, smoke-smelling trail of plastic, cloth, and fruit, and everything that was once colorful turned black.
At 02:16 in the morning Civil Protection and Firefighters arrived at Mercado Libertad.
It took five hours to control the flames that came out of the south wing and that affected 426 premises of the three levels.
It was on the second level, in one of the corridors leading to the food area, where Rosaura and her brother burned thousands of pairs of sneakers who sold wholesale. They had four warehouses; they all burned.
He was left without assets
Sitting on a bench, on the puddle of green water, among the locals, with client notebooks in her hands and red and swollen eyes, Rosaura looked at her heritage that was destroyed by the flames.
“Sight. Everything. Everything burned”, she wavered between tears and a runny nose as a result of homesickness and helplessness. “We have credit, we owe most of the merchandise. I lost millions, we only gave each pair for 1,300 pesos and there are a lot of them here. Easy more than 10 thousand pairs and people do not believe that it gives support, They do not care, they want their payment and they are not interested in anything else.
Since they were children, about 25 years ago, their family acquired the concession of the premises. To date, together with his brother, he is in charge of the four warehouses from which other tenants of the same market and even foreign clients are supplied, which is why they had so much volume in the place.
“And the debts? How are we going to pay them? And to continue working? Merchandise is needed and I don’t think anything will be rescued, ”she asked herself with a broken voice.
They called him to warn him of the flames
He arrived at 02:30 in the morning. A client called you to let you know and it took 20 minutes to arrive, but the flames had already consumed everything and she was not allowed to pass. She was hoping she hadn’t touched them, but she hadn’t. The shoes that “resisted” hit each other, but none survived. They only did the notebooks and a little pig in which they began to save.
At least 10 people depended on his business, in addition to suppliers and customers.
“Look, just look. Everything burned down on us,” she lamented as she picked up what was left of the sneakers and lit up the warehouses left in the dark. Tears rolled again as she recounted the damage: “Look at everything. Look,” she repeated.
“I feel nostalgic, a lot of feeling, because our life is here, all our effort and work,” he said.
Although the strongest was on the ground floor, the flames reached his premises. “It was quickly consumed” and the tennis shoes turned to ashes.