Cuba fire rages at fuel storage port; Mexico, Venezuela sending help

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By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) -A massive oil-fed fire burned for a second day on Saturday near Cuba’s supertanker port in Matanzas, as Mexico and Venezuela sent teams to help fight the inferno and Cuba accepted a U.S. offer of unspecified “technical advice”. On Friday evening, lightning struck one of eight storage tanks at the facility 60 miles east of Havana. Heat from the blaze reached a second tank on Saturday and the wind blew flames dangerously close to a third. “We express deep gratitude to the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Russia, Chile … which have promptly off…

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