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Huge fire at Venezuelan fuel terminal in Bonaire

Huge fire at Venezuelan fuel terminal in Bonaire

A huge fire caused by a lightning strike has halted operations at a Venezuelan fuel terminal on the Dutch island of Bonaire.
Island Gov. Glenn Thode says crews have isolated the fire and should extinguish it by the end of Thursday.
The fire is visible across the small island in the southern Caribbean that is best known as a destination for divers. Thode says there have been no injuries or damage to other parts of the island.
Venezuela's state-owned petroleum company owns and operates the terminal for shipments abroad and the local market. Petroleos de Venezuela says operations have been halted by the fire that was sparked Wednesday when lighting struck a tank containing the oil product naphtha.