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Brazilian firefighters extinguish fire at storage facility

April 11, 2015

SAO PAULO (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished the fires that for 10 days engulfed six fuel storage tanks at a liquid bulk storage facility in the Brazilian port city of Santos.

The Sao Paulo state government Saturday said on its website that the fires were “completely extinguished” on Friday.

No one died in the blazes that started April 2.

The fires erupted at a facility owned by Ultracargo, one of Brazil’s largest liquid bulk storage companies. Gasoline, chemicals, vegetable oils, ethanol and corrosive products are stored at the site’s 175 tanks.

Authorities say the fires may have killed thousands of fish in a river nearby because of depleted oxygen levels and high temperatures.

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