UAE: Oil tank fire put out at refining firm in Fujairah

Fujairah - Firefighters managed to contain the flames before spreading to more tanks



By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 10 Feb 2021, 7:59 AM

Last updated: Wed 10 Feb 2021, 8:14 AM

The Fujairah Civil Defence teams managed to put out a fire that broke out in a big tank of an oil waste processing and refining company at the Thawban area on Monday.

Sources revealed on Tuesday that the central operations room of the Fujairah Police was alerted about the blaze at 6:06pm.

“The civil defence teams rushed to the site, cordoned off the refinery and put out the fire using foam."

Firefighters managed to contain the flames before spreading to other tanks, they added.

“They also used big amounts of foam to cool down the burnt tank that it does not catch fire again.”

Civil defence teams from Kadra centre in Ras Al Khaimah and Al Manama centre in Ajman took part in the operation.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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