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Fire at Iran Bandar Abbas Oil Refinery Under Control

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.

On 10 July, a large fire broke out at Aftab’s Bandar Abbas refinery in southern Iran. It is the second largest refinery in Iran. red fire extinguisher and fire in foreground

As the blaze developed, two of the five neighbouring tanks exploded and eight firefighters sustained superficial injuries. The fire was completely extinguished within three hours.

Unsafe operation of a truck transporting crude oil materials during a period of excessive traffic in the operational area of the refinery led to the fire, which subsequently spread to the manufacturing plant’s storage tanks, Aftab said in a release.

Aftab did not reveal whether the fire damaged any processing or production units at the refinery.

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