Discuss as:

Market fire in Honduras injures 11; damages 1,800 stalls

Roberto Escobar / EPA

Debris is seen after a fire in a market in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 18. The fire started in Colon Market, and spread to San Isidro Market, adjacent to Colon.

A fire has swept through street markets in the capital of Honduras, a nation traumatized just five days ago by a fire that killed 358 people at a prison.

Authorities say 11 people were injured and about 1,800 stalls burned, but there were no deaths.

--Reported by the Associated Press

Related content: PhotoBlog posts from the recent prison fire in Honduras

 

Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters

Workers of Comayaguela market carry a fire hose as they help firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the market in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 18. No deaths have been reported, but 500 stalls were destroyed after the massive fire broke out at the market.

Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters

People help to evacuate a man affected by smoke from a fire which broke out at Comayaguela market in Tegucigalpa Feb. 18.

Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters

A cloud of smoke rises as people evacuate during a fire at Comayaguela market in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 18.

Jorge Dan Lopez / Reuters

A man walks through smoke after a fire broke out at Comayaguela market in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 18.