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Butcher Island: Fire at 30,000 kilolitre oil tank rages on for third day

Butcher Island fire: On Sunday evening, fire officials said oil was left in one of the tanks uptil the 3-metre level, which could take as much as 20 hours to get consumed.

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The fire at the 30,000 kilolitre oil tank of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on the Jawahar Dweep, also known as Butcher Island, continued to rage on for the third consecutive day on Sunday. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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The fire department waited for the diesel to burn out before initiating full-fledged cooling operations. (ANI)

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The fire department used foaming operations, sprinklers and threw water on tanks as part of the cooling operation. A total of 50 personnel from MbPT have been stationed at the spot for cooling operations. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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Firemen are also using large pieces of wet cloth and wrapping them around tanks to prevent the overheated tanks from catching fire. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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On Friday evening, around 4.45 pm, workers on the Butcher Island, commonly called Jawahar Dweep, heard a loud explosion. The Tank 13, which is over 40 metres high, had caught fire by the time control operations could be initiated. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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The tank that caught fire was full to its maximum capacity. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)