Canadian Manufacturing

At least 3 injured after fire roars through Brazilian port warehouses

Blaze started in sugar warehouse belonging to sugar co-operative Copersucar, port operator said

October 18, 2013  by The Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil—Officials say a large fire is roaring through at least three warehouses belonging to Brazil’s largest sugar and ethanol co-operatives in the port in Santos, Brazil.

Codesp, the government run agency that operates Latin America’s biggest port, says the blaze started early Oct. 18 in a sugar warehouse belonging to the sugar co-operative Copersucar.

The agency says further details about the fire are not immediately available.

Local media reports at least three people have been injured in one of the warehouses and rushed to a nearby hospital.


The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.

Print this page

Related Stories