Posted on July 09, 2018 by Hannah Berry

A severe fire broke out in the early hours of this morning and destroyed 39 fishing vessels moored at Benoa harbour, Indonesia.

25 fire engines were called to tackle the blaze, which is still raging several hours later.

However, Bali police spokesman Hengky Widjaja has said that "So far there are no casualties."

The fire quickly spread amongst the small cargos ships whilst several witnesses reported hearing a small explosion prior to the fire taking hold.

A plume of thick grey smoke is currently hanging over the harbour, whilst firefighters are working to contain the fire and prevent it spreading further.

The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire, which is as yet unknown.

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