In fact, the fire was extinguished last night, but the foam opened and the fire started again
Cilacap, Central Java (ANTARA) - President Director of PT Pertamina Nicke Widyawati said the fire that broke out at Tank 36 T-102 in the Cilacap Refinery, Central Java, was successfully extinguished.

"In fact, the fire was extinguished last night, but the foam opened and the fire started again," Widyawati said during a virtual press conference on Sunday.

According to her, the fire was successfully extinguished on Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m. local times by firefighters in the field.

She ensured that the fire incident at the Cilacap refinery did not affect the fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution.

Widyawati also expressed her gratitude to all parties who had helped extinguish the blaze.

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Meanwhile, Subholding Refining and Petrochemical CEO of PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional Joko Priyono stated that the fire was successfully extinguished at 7:45 a.m. and declared safe at 9:5 a.m. local times.

"It was declared safe at 9:15 after we successfully extinguished the fire 1.5 hours earlier," Priyono said from the Command Center Unit IV Cilacap Refinery.

He mentioned several strategies carried out during the extinguishing efforts included blocking the burning tank, transferring cargo to other tank, and cooling the Tanks 36 T-101 and T-103 which were in the vicinity of the accident on T-102.

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His party is currently making efforts to deal with the post-fire environment.

it was earlier reported that the fire in Tank 36 T-102 containing Pertalite components occurred on November 13, at 7:10 p.m. local times during heavy rain and lightning.

As many as 80 residents near the refinery were evacuated to Baitul Munir Mosque and Lomanis Village Office. No civilian casualties were reported as they had already headed back to their respective houses.

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Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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