Massive fire rips through Bali port
The hearth began round after midnight on the Indonesian vacation island and rapidly engulfed practically 40 native vessels however no accidents have been reported, police stated.
“Up to now there are not any casualties,” Bali police spokesman Hengky Widjaja instructed AFP.
Pictures from Benoa port, which sits subsequent to the favored vacationer hub of Kuta, confirmed flames capturing into the night time sky and large plumes of black smoke.
Firefighters have been nonetheless making an attempt to place out the blaze by mid-morning.
Crew member Supriyanto, who goes by one title, stated he had been asleep on his vessel when he awoke to see the higher a part of the boat on fireplace.
The blaze rapidly unfold to close by vessels together with small cargo ships, he added.
A number of witnesses stated they suspected the hearth was began by malfunction, however authorities stated they have been nonetheless investigating the trigger.
Unintentional blazes are frequent in Indonesia the place fireplace security laws are sometimes ignored.