According to the state Fire Department, a fire has hit a chemical industry in the municipality of Xanxerê, in western Santa Catarina.
At the moment, firefighters are working to control the flames in what has been described as a fire of “large proportions.”
Responsible for commanding the operation at the site, Major Rangel Kehl warned the population to avoid transit in the fire area due to the presence of toxic smoke resulting from the burning of chemicals used in the industry.
The fire was described as of “large proportions” by the firefighters.
Because of the smoke, the Civil Defense advised . . .