Brazil: Fireballs seen at huge fuel storage blaze

Brazil: Fireballs seen at huge fuel storage blaze
By Sarah Taylor with REUTERS, TV GLOBO
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Around 80 firefighters were deployed to tackle a blaze at a fuel tank storage facility near Santos port in Brazil.

Witnesses report black smoke and fireballs came from the site.

Very large fuel tanks catching fire, imay spread to chemical/toxic tanks in the vicinity

— Rey Castro (@Rey_Brazil) April 2, 2015

Ultracargo, the company running the facility, said there had been no victims resulting from the fire, and its cause was unclear. : Firefighters control fire near Brazil's port of Santos

— CyberNews (@CyberNewsUS) April 2, 2015

The fire is said to have started at around 10am local time on Thursday (April 2). According to a Twitter account for the fire service, 22 fire engines and one boat were involved in efforts to extinguish the blaze.

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