A car caught fire in an open field in La Lonja and the fire caused the CNG pipe of the vehicle to explode. The explosion was heard several kilometers away. around and several neighbors told El Diario that the windows in their houses began to vibrate.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. this Saturday in an open field located on the street The Chañares of the Los Tilos neighborhood of La Lonja. The Presidente Derqui Volunteer Firefighters managed to control the flames while Civil Defense, police and Urban Guard personnel also worked at the scene.
Hours after the incident, police sources indicated that it was a Peugeot 206 that was apparently stolen and that the criminals left the place and then set it on fire. It is an open area surrounded by an important grove of trees. The nearest house is about 150 meters away.
CNG. This is how the tube looked after the detonation.
The explosion generated uncertainty among neighbors. It was heard in places that are almost six kilometers away. This is the case of Miry Zarratea, who on El Diario’s social networks began that from the Pellegrini neighborhood “an earthquake was heard and felt.” Closer, on the Caamaño Street corridor, several frontists were on alert and reported the vibration of the windows of houses and vehicles.
Meanwhile, Daiana Almirón commented that she lives near the Presidente Derqui intersection and “the windows of my house shook.” Guillermo Miierez experienced it much closer. “I live in the Los Tilos neighborhood, I was just getting off Bondi 57. I was listening to music with headphones and it made me jump with fright.” “I live in the Los Tilos neighborhood, I was just getting off Bondi 57. I was listening to music with headphones and it made me jump with fright.”
Also closer, Javier Altamirano, a resident of Los Tilos, said he felt “the shock wave at the door of my house.”
In turn, Magdalena Maciel said that in Villa Rosa, almost six kilometers from where the explosion occurred, it felt so bad that “all the neighbors went outside because of the noise.”
The vibrations of the glass also reached neighborhoods such as La Pilarica, Pilar del Este and Cruce de Derqui.
Until now, the color or license plate of the vehicle could not be established, in both cases as a result of the fire. It was also not possible to know where the vehicle came from and, if it was confirmed that a car had been stolen, determine where it was stolen and who the criminals are.