Warehouse near Algarve Shopping destroyed by fire

fireA fire in a warehouse unit near the Algarve Shopping centre in Guia took hold last night but the fire service was hampered by a seriously congested EN125 road, standpipes with no water and the confusion that the firefighters had been called to a forest fire, not to a burning building.

Despite this, the Albufeira firefighters arrived in less than ten minutes but found the Neoparts warehouse fully ablaze with around 20 vehicles inside, along with tyres and car components.

The fire that started on Wednesday night, July 26th, at around 19:30 and was extinguished by 22:00. The warehouse structure has been left severely damaged, parts are in a state of collapse with one wall already down.

The standpipes in the Tavagueira business park had no water at all so fire trucks drivers went in search of ones that did, to be found a few kilometres away.

The firefighters made sure the blaze did not spread to other warehouses in the business park, despite the ferocity of the blaze making this likely.

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-3 #5 Ed 2017-07-28 18:07
Quoting Chip:
Did we ever find out what happened when the Portimao shopping park burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances?


Only this from Jan 2016:

'Derelict Portimão retail park sold off at last'

http://algarvedailynews.com/news/7816-derelict-portimao-retail-park-sold-off-at-last
-1 #4 Chip 2017-07-28 14:53
Did we ever find out what happened when the Portimao shopping park burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances?
+3 #3 Charly 2017-07-28 10:52
This has nothing to do with troïka or international banker bail out or even ECB.... this is a simple question of
* disfunctional management
* total lack of management (and skills)
of the Portugese politicians ( all levels) and the authorities (all levels also)..
Unfortunately all this "shit" brings us ALL permanentely in DANGER !!!!! But I am sure they never think of that simple fact.
-1 #2 dw 2017-07-27 23:58
Quoting Dierdre:
No naming and shaming. That would be Denunciation and, since 1974, it is not to be done to important Portuguese locals who manage water supply in Portugal.

Was it done before 1974? In any case naming and shaming would likely have to extend beyond local (privatised?) water providers to the national government and therefore the Troika and the international banker bail out.
+10 #1 Dierdre 2017-07-27 19:45
Once again we are amazed at the ability of the Portuguese Bombeiros to overcome whatever obstacles Allah / God puts in their way and still put out the fires. Brilliant !
In this instance battling non functioning standpipes and having to travel kilometres for water before even tackling the fire. But - as always - no-one is to blame ! No naming and shaming. That would be Denunciation and, since 1974, it is not to be done to important Portuguese locals who manage water supply in Portugal.

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