Seven Dead, Four Injured in Colombian Fire

The mayor of Cúcuta declared that the poor condition of the electrical system in a nearby building was the apparent cause of the fire that consumed three homes in the city.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least seven people died and four were injured on Saturday, January 9th, after several houses caught fire in the Colombian city of Cúcuta, capital of the northeastern department (province) of Norte de Santander.

General Oscar Moreno, commander of the Cúcuta Police, said that the fires occurred early Saturday.

"We hope that in the course of the day, we can establish what caused this unfortunate event. Five people were found in one residence, two in another and the other four people who were injured were in another home," said Moreno.

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