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ENOC says investigating fire at Dubai petrol station

Staff and customers are safely evacuated from fuel station in Al Twar; faulty car thought to have caused blaze

ENOC says investigating fire at Dubai petrol station
(Image courtesy: ENOC - for illustrative purposes only)

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has said it is continuing to investigate the cause of a fire at one of its petrol stations in Dubai.

The management of ENOC Group launched a critical incident investigation after the blaze that broke out at the petrol stations in Al Twar on Saturday May 30. 

In coordination with Dubai Civil Defence Authority, the fire was extinguished without any injuries after the evacuation of staff and customers.   

Initial review of CCTV footage indicated that the fire was most likely caused by a faulty car that was refueling but ENOC said investigations are continuing in close coordination with Dubai Civil Defence.

ENOC Group added in a statement that the safety of its customers and employees is "a top priority".

It said that customers should always switch off their vehicle engine before refueling, should not smoke within the premises of petrol stations and avoid using mobile phones while refueling vehicles.

ENOC added that common factors that cause accidents at petrol stations include the car engine overheating leading to fire. In 2015 so far, ENOC said it has already had 10 fire accidents due to this reason.