Florence, June 4, 2021 – The biggest damage ever suffered by the Coop. The entity? We are talking about millions, considering that in the shopping center of Ponte a Greve there is not only the supermarket. Food, clothing, hi tech. “But for a quantification you must first be able to go back inside,” says the head of external relations of Unicoop Claudio Vanni. The activity of the structure will inevitably remain stationary for a long time. A big problem also for the shops that overlook the shopping arcade: some of them were now finding some oxygen after the hiccuping months of the lockdown. After the firefighters, who spent the night trying to put out the flames from the roof, the judiciary will be set in motion. The prosecutor on duty, Christine Von Borries, has constantly followed the evolution of the fire and awaits the first reports. It is ascertained that the flames started from the roof of the large shed, where maintenance work was underway by a specialized company.
There is also the environmental aspect, not secondary: is the column of smoke, visible from the other side of the city, dangerous? The councilor for civil protection Titta Meucci invites citizens to keep the windows closed. “It is important that residents do not expose themselves to the fumes that will continue until completely extinguished.” Above all, there is the most important consideration: the structures are repaired, the great fortune is that no one was hurt in this fire which in the end became very large, so much so as to put the practicability of a structure inaugurated in 2003 at risk. has become a reference point for commerce in the 4 district and in Scandicci. A structure that covers an area of 13 thousand square meters and includes, in addition to the Unicoop supermarket, a shopping arcade with 20 small and medium-sized shops. There are also essential services such as the pharmacy and the post office. To extinguish the flames, the firefighters also resorted to sophisticated means, such as the robot equipped with a fire cannon. Today, after the flames have gone out, an inspection is scheduled.
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