Iran General NewsFire rages at refinery in Iran capital

Fire rages at refinery in Iran capital

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 18 – Tehran’s oil refinery caught fire in the early hours of Saturday, state radio reported.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Feb. 18 – Tehran’s oil refinery caught fire in the early hours of Saturday, state radio reported.

The cause of the fire has been identified as a leak in one of the fractionation columns of the refinery, the report said.

An ad hoc committee, whose members include Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad-Reza Ne’matzadeh, has been created to investigate the cause of the sudden blaze.

No causalities have been reported, but there are believed to be extensive damages on the installation.

The fire began at approximately 5 a.m. and lasted until 8 a.m. local time.

Police have cordoned off the region.

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