Fire breaks out at petrochemical complex in southern Iran

The fire has not disrupted operations at the plant, said officials



A fire broke out on Saturday in a storage area of the Bandar Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex in southern Iran, the state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday, the latest in a string of blazes in the region.

A local official told the semi-official Mehr news agency that the fire would soon be under control and that there was a large plume of smoke from plastics caught in the blaze.

Reza Amiri, the chief executive of the complex, was quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying the fire had not disrupted operations at the plant.

The plant is located in Mahshahr city in Khuzestan province, IRNA said.

The local official said there were no casualties.

Last month another section of Bandar Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex caught fire due to a leak in a valve.

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