Fujairah tank fire not in petroleum area: officials

Eudore R. Chand

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FUJAIRAH 11 February 2021: The Fujairah Media Office said yesterday the fire that broke out in a tank of an oil waste processing and refining company at the Thawban area, is “away from the petroleum area” branding as “untrue” all rumours circulated in this regard via some media platforms.

Fujairah is a major oil storage and terminal player in the world.

The office said that civil defence firefighters from Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah managed to contain the flames in a very short time, during which the fire caused some minor property damage, while the facility has already resumed normal operations.

“The company where the fire broke out is not affiliated to the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone (FOIZ),” said Captain Salem Al Afkham Al Hamoudi, Director of FOIZ, terming the accident as “incidental” and that it did not cause any human injuries, said official news agency Wam.

“The affected company has no relations whatsoever with the petroleum area,” he added, re-affirming that FOIZ continues to operate as usual.

The Fujairah Media Office called upon all media outlets to verify accuracy of information and rely only on official sources.

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