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PHOTOS: This is what the interior of the San Miguelito market looks like a month after the fire that affected it almost entirely

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The smell of smoke and ash disappeared and the structures that withstood the raging fire of September 22 are mostly those of cement and brick.

The roof was almost completely damaged, but the most affected sectors are those that had access through gates 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, located on the west side of Avenida España, up to the middle of 21a. East Street.

Some of the gates are sliding, curtain type, but others have the upper part of them uncovered so that the interior of the market can be seen. The merchants who were not affected by the loss of their merchandise evacuated it three weeks ago, but those who lost everything in the flames have had to start from scratch.

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

“We do not know when they will start to lift the market, but again they will not do it. For the moment we are going to sell out here and see what the mayor’s office decides,” said Yolanda Ortiz, who peeked through one of the gates to identify the place where you sold your products until exactly one month ago.

Since last Monday, October 18, most of the merchants who had obtained a temporary position around the market, began to move their products to stop selling on the street side and on the sidewalks.

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

This Friday, the entire area is seen with more activity than in previous days, a situation that has improved with the enabling of vehicular passage through Avenida España and Avenida Óscar Arnulfo Romero.

The bus and minibus stops were not moved by the Vice Ministry of Transportation (VMT), which favors trade. Only speed reducers have been built in the sector; and a gas station located in the sector started operating again three days ago. There were 1,500 stalls that stopped working inside the market and on the outskirts only 800 spaces have been assigned to be sold temporarily while the supply center is rebuilt.

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

Photo: LPG / Jorge Carbajal

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  • San Miguelito Market
  • Fire
  • Repairs
  • Traders effected
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