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Electrical substation in Iran’s Tehran catches huge fire

Christian Fernsby |
An electrical substation fire in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday, state media reported citing the capital’s fire department spokesman.

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Topics: FIRE    IRAN    TEHRAN   

Social media users shared videos showing a large, black smoke rising into the sky of Tehran.

Waste materials left over a substation caught fire around 7 p.m. for “unknown reasons,” the Tehran Fire Department spokesman Jalal Maleki told the official IRNA news agency.

Most of the waste materials that caught fire were carton, Maleki said.

Smoke from the fire spread to residential buildings in the area leading locals to think surrounding buildings had caught fire, he said. Also on Sunday, decanters at a petrochemical facility in southwest Iran caught fire due to a hot oil leak, the Fars news agency reported.


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