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Fire Engulfs Rio Hillside

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – At around 10PM on Saturday night a wildfire spread across Morro dos Cabritos in the Copacabana corner of the Lagoa neighborhood, its size and speed assisted by strong winds. The fire department responded before houses were seriously at risk and no injuries were reported, but the hill’s trees were almost entirely destroyed as the flames spread at alarming speed.

Firemen from eight neighborhoods were called to the scene and only had the fire under control from around 3AM, announcing that the cause of the blaze that brought emergency calls from . . .

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