Mumbai, Oct 7: The fire which broke out on Butcher Island near Mumbai at two fuel storage tanks on Friday evening is yet to be doused completely, reported ANI. The firefighting operation to douse the flames is still underway. So far, no casualties have been reported.
Manohar Rao, Executive Director and Head of safety, BPCL said that the cause of the fire was lightning and they will probe into the incident, reported ANI.
The fire broke out at tanks 13 and 14 that was containing petrol and diesel. A fire official of Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) said that these two tanks can store at least 10 to 15 litres of petrol and diesel.
Located close to Elephanta Island on Thane Creek, the Butcher Island has an oil terminal where crude oil is stored in oil containers.