Fire at gas plant in Iran as speculation rife over spate of incidents across the country

Fire at gas plant in Iran as speculation rife over spate of incidents across the country
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A fire reportedly broke out on Monday at an industrial complex of the Kavian Fariman liquefied natural gas company in northeast Iran, APA reports citing Mehr News Agency.

Police have launched an investigation into the causes of the incident, after one of the gas condensate storage tanks is believed to have exploded, with six others catching fire.

​Javad Jahandoust, a fire chief at the industrial complex some 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the city of Mashhad, said that the fire was brought under control without spreading to surrounding factories, and there were no casualties.

The incident comes amid a spate incidents that have recently occurred in various parts of Iran in the past few weeks, sparking speculation regarding the possible causes.

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