JAKARTA - The Pertamina Balikpapan refinery was reportedly on fire. The fire rose when the fire broke out this morning.

The fire was reported to have occurred at Refinery Unit V of the Pertamina Balikpapan Refinery on Saturday, May 25. A number of videos show the magnitude of the flames.

"At 04.30 the fire had grown bigger and was seen from my house, I was surprised that there was a big fire," said Irma, a resident of Jalan Arjuna Balikpapan Barat, quoted by this inversepapan.com.

Reportedly the fire is still being handled. In the photo shared, there appears to be thick black smoke with the hotspots still looking burning. However, there is an official statement from the related parties.

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