CUBA FIRE – Cuban firefighters make some headway against massive blaze

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The crews battling the fire at an oil storage facility in this Cuban port city reported some progress Tuesday while cautioning that the situation remains “complex and difficult.”

“It’s still an enormous fire, but we observe a different situation than yesterday,” Cuba’s deputy fire chief, Alexander Avalos, told a press conference in Matanzas, a city of some 140,000 residents west of Havana.