Firefighters battled to contain a massive blaze from a fertiliser plant in Sao Francisco do Sul, southern Brazil on Tuesday. The raging fire sparked evacuations and panic as residents feared the thick, heavy smoke billowing high into the sky was hazardous. Authorities have assured locals that the smoke is not toxic.
According to local media, 121 residents have been treated for throat and nose irritation as well as nausea and vomiting from the blaze.
No deaths have been reported and no cause for the fire has been determined, but officials will investigate.