We interrupt this attempt at catching up on vacation posts for a quick news story:
Remember way back in 2007 when I had a little experience with fire here in Brasil? (As in, our hotel caught on fire and the only way I found out was that the front desk was calling each room and asking them to evacuate?) No? Well, read here to refresh your memory.
And now I would like to reiterate my point about the need to add "fogo" to your vocabulary if you're going to visit Brasil.
Monday evening Eric called me. I assumed it was the nightly, "Honey, I'm on my way home" phone call. But this time it was actually a "Hey guess what? I'm standing outside the plant watching it burn" call.
The bad news? Big, hot fire. Major damage to the supply warehouse building (and contents) for the factory.
The good news? It started after 5:30, so most everyone had already left for the day and the firemen got it under control before it spread to the offices and factory/assembly area.
The scary part? Not a single fire alarm in the whole place went off. Because there aren't any.
You can see the Globominas news coverage of the fire here.
Thank goodness no one was hurt, but without fire alarms, can you imagine how bad it could have been if it happened in the middle of the work day?