RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters in Brazil say a fire has been brought under control at a large refinery near Rio de Janeiro.
The Rio de Janeiro fire department said the conflagration began when a tanker truck at the Manguinhos refinery exploded Monday afternoon. At least six other tankers were destroyed by the flames.
The department said no fatalities or injuries were reported. It said the fire was controlled hours later and had not reached storage tanks.
Footage aired by the Globo TV network showed large clouds of black smoke rising from the refinery and several fire trucks at the scene.