Explosion at power plant in Iranian city of Ahvaz causes fire, emergency services say

Explosion at power plant in Iranian city of Ahvaz causes fire, emergency services say
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  • calendar-gray 04 July 2020

An explosion at a power plant in southwestern Iran has triggered a fire, the head of the Ahvaz fire department said, APA reports citing the country’s state-run IRNA agency on Saturday.

"Today, a fire occurred at the Zargan power plant in Ahvaz due to a transformer explosion", the head of the city’s fire department told the agency.

The country’s Tasnim agency reported that the fire was quickly isolated, which prevented the blaze from spreading further within the facility.

The explosion, which officials have blamed on overheating, took place at 15:30 local time [11:00 GMT], according to domestic media reports.

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