On July 5th, 2018, at approximately 6:15 pm, a fire struck out at Kemaman Bitumen Company Sdn Bhd located at Teluk Kalong Industrial Area, Terengganu. Four contract workers were injured due to the blaze with one suffering seriously burnt and being treated at Burns Unit, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah in Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu.
More than 100 firefighters were battling a raging fire that destroyed three huge crude oil tanks. Of the three tanks, two have been gutted and firefighters were trying to put out the fire at the third tank using foam so that it does not spread to other tanks. It was reported that the victims were carrying out hot work near the facility that had caused the fire. The blaze was described as the biggest in Terengganu for years.