Fire in Sao Paulo – level 3

Fire in Sao Paulo – level 3

15-09-2016 07:00

After a massive fire erupted in a Brazilian favela in Sao Paulo, hundreds of homes were destroyed. The blaze at the Estrada de Alpina slum began at around 8.30 pm local time on Tuesday and it quickly spread.

According to local media, more than 30 firefighters came to battle the flames. There have been no reports of loss of life, and authorities have yet to confirm the cause of the fire.

Many of Brazil’s poorest residents live in favelas, or urban slums, which are riddled with drugs and crime.

Difficult words: blaze (a fire), battle (a fight), riddled with (filled with).

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