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30 Sep 2019 | 12:01 PM UTC

Brazil: Fire reported at Petrobras refinery in São Paulo September 29

Brazil News Alert

Refinery fire reported in Sao Paulo at Petrobras plant on September 29; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION São Paulo

Event

A fire broke out at the government-controlled Petrobras refinery in São Paulo on Sunday, September 29. Authorities have since indicated that the fire has since been controlled with no casualties. It was not immediately clear as to whether air quality has been affected. The fire started in storage tanks used to produce asphalt and fuel. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

A heightened security presence is likely in the vicinity of the refinery.

Advice

Individuals in São Paulo are advised to monitor developments to the situation and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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