Large-scale fire hits Rio refinery

No victims have been reported

Published in 17/12/2018 - 16:07 By Cristina Indio do Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

A large-scale fire hit a section of the Manguinhos Refinery, in northern Rio de Janeiro. As a result, the traffic was blocked on one of the lanes of major thoroughfare Avenida Brasil.

Firefighters rushed to the area, where there is a considerable amount of inflammable material feeding the flames. The fire and the black some are intense and can be seen from a number of different districts.

No victims have been reported so far. Trucks with large water tanks have provided support for the agents, who, in addition to cooling down the fuel deposits, work to prevent the fire from reaching the woods and the favela nearby.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Nádia Franco / Mariana Branco

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