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18 Dec 2018 | 03:13 PM UTC

Brazil: Fire in Manaus forces thousands to evacuate December 17-18

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Fire in Manaus forces thousands of people to evacuate December 17-18; at least 600 homes burned before firefighters bring blaze under control

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Manaus


A fire that ignited in the Educandos neighborhood of Manaus on the night (local time) of Monday, December 17, left at least four people injured and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes as of early on Tuesday, December 18. At least 600 homes were burned in the blaze, which authorities believe ignited following the explosion of a pressure cooker in a kitchen. Firefighters have since brought the blaze under control.  


Individuals in Manaus are advised to monitor the situation and avoid the affected area over the coming hours.


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