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Death Toll Rises After Inferno Engulfs Fuel Storage Facility in Jakarta

At least 17 people were killed and 50 people were injured when a fire broke out at the state-owned Pertamina Plumpang fuel storage depot in North Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday evening, March 3, according to fire officials.

The Jakarta Provincial Fire Management and Rescue Service said the fire began at 8:11 pm, spread to residential areas, and was brought under control by fire crews at 10:37 pm.

This footage, shot about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) southeast of the facility, shows large flames and plumes of smoke rising from the site.

Fifty-two fire units, or 260 personnel, were dispatched to tackle the blaze, the fire service said.

This footage, released by the DKI Jakarta Fire Brigade just after midnight on March 4, shows firefighters assessing the damage inside the burned out fuel depot. Credit: DKI Jakarta Fire Brigade via Storyful

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[BACKGROUND CHATTER]