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Wednesday 26 June 2019

At least 600 homes destroyed in Brazil blaze

It is believed a pressure cooker explosion may have started the fire.

Homes are engulfed by a fire in the Educandos neighbourhood in Manaus, Brazil (Edmar Barros/AP)
Homes are engulfed by a fire in the Educandos neighbourhood in Manaus, Brazil (Edmar Barros/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

At least 600 wooden houses have been destroyed in a fire in northern Brazil, authorities said.

Four people were injured in the blaze in the low-income Educandos district of the city of Manaus. No deaths were reported.

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Devastation in Manaus, Brazil (Edmar Barros/AP)

Public security chief Amadeu Soares said the fire might have been started by the explosion of a pressure cooker.

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