Mbaraki Bulk Terminal Ltd in Mombasa is on fire.

MBTL is a multi product common user handling facility capable of handling bulk Bitumen, Diesel, Heavy fuel oil, kerosene and palm oil.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

According to information from its website, MBTL  is the only terminal in East Africa that is capable of handling bulk bitumen.

It has a storage capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes.

Rescue operations are ongoing.