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.
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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