Will receiving or making a phone call nearer to the petrol filling station cause fire outburst? If it will, how?
No. Not nearly enough EM radiation to vibrate your fuel into combustion.
The static electricity generated by you getting out of the car is a bigger firehazard than your phone.
I just watched the Mythbusters episode about that here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw6-PhvcS3M The myth is busted but there is a small chance that it could cause fire. Just watch the video. :)
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