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Video: "Total destruction", this is how the Parador La Susana de José Ignacio was left after the raging fire


The firm Vik Retreats Uruguay reported that the place suffered serious material damage, but there were no injuries. What happened to the nearby facilities.

After the voracious fire that broke out in its facilities on Sunday, the owners of the Parador

La Susana

confirmed that the place suffered

"total destruction"


The traditional restaurant in the exclusive area of

​​José Ignacio

, in

Punta del Este

, was consumed by the flames that advanced rapidly since the structure of the place was mostly made of wood.

The serious damage was recorded in a video that was released this Monday.

"With deep regret we inform that this Sunday -February 19- in the afternoon, La Susana has suffered an incident that caused its total destruction", says the statement issued by the company Vik Retreats Uruguay, with the signature of the general manager Mario milk.

On the other hand, the company reported that the episode also affected the adjoining event space -Pavilion Vik-, but no injuries were reported.

"The losses are

exclusively material

," they detailed.

Meanwhile, the Bahía Vik hotel -located near the site of the fire and belonging to the same company- did not suffer damage, but will remain closed as a precaution.

It is expected to reopen in 48 hours.

The event occurred on Sunday afternoon, when a DJ played music in the afternoon while several diners had drinks, others danced and some families enjoyed the restaurant's dishes in the company of children.

At night, a party with Uruguayan candombe was planned.

Just after 6:00 p.m., the high flames and the column of smoke generated by a fire that broke out in the premises surprised the tourists who, on the beach, were stunned by the scene.

The evacuation was immediate, as well as the total destruction of the inn built with wood as the predominant material.

A factor that caused the flames to spread rapidly.

In a matter of minutes, the tranquility that La Susana offered was completely altered.

And the hostel, which had almost full reserves for the next few days, was filled with firefighters who had to carry out dangerous maneuvers to put out the uncontrollable flames.

The full statement

With deep regret we inform you that this Sunday -February 19- in the afternoon, La Susana has suffered an incident that caused its

total destruction


The episode, which also affected the adjoining event space -Pavilion Vik- did not record any injuries and

the losses are exclusively material


Even in this moment of deep sadness for all of us who make up the La Susana family, we only have

words of gratitude


A huge thank you to all the firefighters -José Ignacio Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, La Barra, San Carlos, Maldonado and Punta del Este Firefighters- who have worked tirelessly to contain the situation, the José Ignacio Prefecture, the Police, the Highway Police;

and for our community of neighbors and visitors who comfort us with their unconditional support.

Likewise, enormous gratitude to our team, which has shown great courage and commitment.

The Bahia Vik hotel, located nearby, has not suffered any damage and is in optimal condition, however it will remain closed as a precaution.

It is expected to reopen within 48 hours.

At the time of issuance of this statement, the work teams are focused on providing assistance and support to our guests and collaborators.


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