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Security Alert: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Fire Near Acropolis Mall

Western Hemisphere > Dominican Republic > Santo Domingo


Location: Acropolis Mall, Downtown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Event: A fire has been reported in the area of the Acropolis Mall on Avenida Winston Churchill

American citizens are strongly encouraged to avoid the area and get away from the associated smoke.  If you live or work in the area or friends and family may be concerned about you if they see reporting on the fire please proactively notify them.

Actions to Take:

·        Avoid the area around the fire

·        Notify friends and family of your status and whereabouts

·        Monitor local media for updates

·        Call 911 if you need emergency assistance



·        U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo

Emergencies: 809-567-7775

Non-emergency inquiries:

Website: or follow on Twitter and Facebook.


·        Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747    toll-free from the United States and Canada

1-202-501-4444 from other countries or follow on Twitter and Facebook.


·        Dominican Republic Country Information Page


·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates


·        Visit Ready.Gov for information on emergency preparedness.