Tanker truck explodes, sets off fire at Brazilian refinery

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A tanker truck exploded at a big oil refinery near Rio de Janeiro on Monday, setting off a fire that raged for several hours before being brought under control, authorities said.

The Rio de Janeiro fire department said the blaze did not reach storage tanks at the Manguinhos refinery and no fatalities or injuries were reported.

At least six other tanker trucks were destroyed by flames as clouds of black smoke billowed from the refinery, officials said.