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House storing stolen Pemex fuel catches fire burning two

Pachuca, Hidalgo — Two people have received serious burns after the house they used to store stolen petro caught fire.

The house, which is located in Pachuca, was used to store gas that huachicols stole from Pemex pipelines. After being called to a home on Juan Escutia Street in the community of Santiago Tlapacoya, police say they found two people with burn among 11 containers of fuel.

Taken to hospital were Luis Manuel R. M, 36 and 46-year-old Alfredo H.H., both with third degree burns. When inspecting the home, police reported finding 11 plastic containers of various capacities of hydrocarbons.

In the yard, police also found a Chevrolet Suburban truck with a metallic container loaded with hydrocarbon.

The state says that with 909 clandestine outlets found in the first half of the year, Hidalgo has been ranked as one of the states with the highest number of illegal syphon drills into Pemex pipelines.

In Guanajuato, 865 illegal drill sites have been found, while in Veracruz, 844 have bee discovered this year.