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Fire at Pertamina fuel storage station in Jakarta kills 17

Neighbors flee; Indonesian company says cause of blaze under investigation

An aerial view of a residential area amid the fire that began at a Pertamina fuel storage station in Jakarta. (Antara Foto via Reuters)

JAKARTA (Reuters) -- At least 17 people were killed when a fire broke out on Friday at a fuel storage station operated by Indonesia's state energy company Pertamina in the capital Jakarta, an official at the city's main firefighting unit said.

The fire, which started after 8 p.m. local time (1300 GMT), burned some houses and sent nearby residents in the densely populated area into a panic, some of whom fled with their belongings, footage from broadcasters showed.

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