Fire department reports that a government building in Brazil has been engulfed in flames.
A HUGE FIRE has erupted at a government building in Porto Alegre, Brazil, according to the local fire service.
The fire at Rio Grande do Sul’s Secretaria de Segurança Pblica (SSP) has devoured numerous floors of the structure, according to footage. The fire erupted around 10 p.m. local time, according to the Fire Department (1am GMT).
There have been no reports of injuries or the cause of the fire as of yet.
The fire is thought to have originated on the fourth level, according to preliminary reports.
“The SSP announces the incidence of a fire in the secretariat’s headquarters building,” the public security department said in a post on Twitter.
“The Military Fire Department has been dispatched to the scene and is attempting to put out the fires.
“According to preliminary information, the building has been totally evacuated.”
The highways connecting Ramiro Barcelos and Castello Branco have been closed, according to the Porto Alegre Public Transport and Circulation Company (EPTC).
The structure serves as the headquarters for the federal district’s public security agency.
It is in charge of planning, coordinating, and monitoring the military and civil police, fire department, and traffic department’s employment.
Porto Alegre is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, as well as the country’s eleventh most populous city.
“The very serious fire in the building of @SSP RS had no victims,” declared Ranolfo Vieira Jnior, Vice-governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and State Secretary of Public Security, on Twitter.
“The sources and extent of the harm will be thoroughly studied.
“Most importantly, the public security personnel are actively combatting crime on the streets.”
“I’ve been following the job of putting out the fires at the site since the beginning,” he continued.
“Right now, at dawn, I come to command the crisis office that we are establishing.
“Governor @EduardoLeite_ is keeping track of everything that has to do with me – and will return from Brasilia on Thursday morning.”