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Fire extinguished at fuel terminal in Bonaire

Fire extinguished at fuel terminal in Bonaire

Officials on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire say a fire that halted operations at a Venezuelan-owned fuel terminal is finally out.
Government spokesman Robert Sances said the blaze burned off the last of its available fuel shortly after noon Friday.
A lightning strike was blamed for sparking the fire Wednesday night. The blaze sent up a plume of black smoke, and planes were called in from Venezuela with flame-smothering foam. No injuries were reported.
Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, owns and operates the terminal for shipments abroad and the local market.
Sances said a crew traveling from Venezuela would assess damage from the fire before shipments resume.


Updated : 2021-03-05 17:43 GMT+08:00