Fire at Oil Refinery Quickly Extinguished

TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- A fire at a refinery near Iran’s Persioan Gulf port of Bandar Abbas was quickly extinguished on Saturday, and there were no casualties, Iranian news agencies reported.
"In less than 40 minutes, the fire was contained by firefighting teams. Fortunately, the incident did not cause any casualties,” Ali-Reza Safa Isini, head of the provincial crisis management body, was quoted as saying by ISNA. The cause of the blaze and the extent of damage at the refinery, which has a capacity of about 300,000 barrels per day, are under investigation, Isini said.