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Brazil – Fire at Fuel Storage Tank Facility Enters 6th Day

Brazil Fuel FireSao Paulo, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) A fire in a fuel deposit at one of Brazilâs most important port terminal in Santos, Sao Paulo, entered its sixth day today, despite firefightersâ unsuccessful efforts to put it out.
The situation continues to worsen despite the arrival early this morning of technical supplies and chemical products to support the works in the area.

With the support of the Brazilian Air Force, firefighters have two main goals, to cool down the fuel storage tanks and to put out the fire inside the huge tank.

The scenario generates concerns among the city population due to the huge cloud of black smoke that rises three km and among port authorities, which had to sop operations in several docks and block the access to the anchorage.

Although the official amount of the losses is not known, port operations are partially halted until next Friday when the fire is expected to die out.

The company Ultracargo, which is owned by private Grupo Ultra, said there is fuel and ethanol stored in the tanks and it is moving high-risk flammable materials to avoid a bigger catastrophe.

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