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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Will receiving or making a phone call nearer to the petrol filling station cause fire outburst? If it will, how?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

No. Not nearly enough EM radiation to vibrate your fuel into combustion.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

The static electricity generated by you getting out of the car is a bigger firehazard than your phone.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

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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