At least 16 people were killed today when a fire broke out at a fuel storage station operated by its state-owned energy company Indonesia Pertamina in the capital Jakartaan official of the city’s main fire department said.

The fire, which started after 20:00 local time (15:00 Greek time), burned houses and sent residents in nearby densely populated areas fleeing their homes in panic, according to video footage from television stations.

Two of the 16 victims were children, while 50 people were injured, including a child, according to Rahmat Cristado, a fire department official.

Footage shared on social media, which Reuters could not immediately verify, showed explosions.

Television footage showed people in nearby areas fleeing their homes, carrying their belongings, and the fire burning some of the houses in the densely populated area.

The call center of the central fire station in Jakarta said it had dispatched 51 units to the Plumbang district in North Jakarta, adding that the fire was huge.

Satryandi Gunawan, an official at the North Jakarta Fire Station, told Kompas TV news that the fire had started to spread to nearby houses.

Pertamina said in a statement that the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The company said fuel supply to the Jakarta region remains secure as it plans to divert supply from other terminals.