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A fire erupts at the Pertamina Fuel Storage facility in Jakarta, Indonesia. This devastating outbreak has reportedly killed up to 33 people and left several more missing and/or wounded.

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According to several reports, a fire outbreak occurred at around 00:30 am early Friday on March 3rd, 2023. This outbreak resulted in the local evacuation of around 950 residents. During the insinuating panic, it is reported that several people have gone missing.

So far it is reported that 33 people have lost their lives, with several more being treated for various degrees of burn injuries.

Local residents who spoke with news outlets reported:

“We smelled a strong fuel scent first, so strong that my nose hurt, while we heard lightning strikes”


Several locals also captured the fire outbreak on their phones and posted such media on various social networks.

With outbreaks like this becoming far too common, it is becoming clear that simple fire detection is not enough. Within all sectors of utility, power, or oil and gas, there is a growing need for continuous monitoring to prevent outbreaks like these from happening to begin with.

One of the simplest solutions to help monitor the temperature of these tanks is to install a Senkox Linear Heat Detector. These sensors can not only monitor the temperatures of any fuel storage tank but also alert personnel to any change in the temperature, allowing for quick and concise response.

Senkox Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing state-of-the-art multi-functional Linear Heat Detection Sensors, and advanced DAQ Modules, to assist various industries in the detection, mitigation, and prevention of combustion. Our advanced monitoring systems are ideal to detect the rising temperature (Hot-Spot) of sensitive assets before a disaster happens.

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