Probe into oil blaze at Dundee refinery

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An investigation has been launched into a blaze at an oil refinery in Dundee.

The fire, which broke out at 0140 GMT at the Nynas refinery on Camperdown Street, was confined to the distillation plant in the premises.

Tayside Fire Service said about 2,000 litres (440 gallons) of oil were involved in the blaze. No-one was injured in the incident.

Thirty firefighters were called to tackle the fire, which was brought under control by about 0300 GMT.

Nynas, a Swedish company with operations around the world, is a market leader in supplying naphthenic specialty oils and one of the largest European suppliers of bitumen.

Second fire

Tayside Fire and Nynas engineers will carry out a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

The Health and Safety Executive said they were aware of the incident and were making initial inquiries.

This is the second fire at the Nynas refinery in Dundee in under a year.

In December 2009, firefighters were called to tackle a blaze in a bitument tank at the same plant.