Butcher Island fire: The fire broke out as two fuel storage tanks containing petrol and diesel caught fire at Butcher Island on Friday evening. Efforts are still underway to control the fire that continues to rage at the Butcher Island near Mumbai even after over 36 hours. Officials said that around 7000 kilo litre diesel is now left in that tank, which can take about 10 to 12 hours time to burn.According to Manohar Rao, Executive Director and Head of safety, BPCL, the prima facie cause of the fire was lightning.The Mumbai Port Trust spokesperson said that the indicator on the tank that displays the quantity of diesel left in it seems to be out of order. BPCL officers are trying to gauge the level using infrared devices. The heat and smoke are proving to be deterrents.Firefighting as well as the cooling operations are on. Firefighters as well as the fire brigade team are working in tandem to douse the blaze.
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