Another Mysterious Fire Breaks Out at Refinery in Isfahan, Iran

Human shields in Isfahan.

Another mysterious fire broke out at an Isfahan refinery today. This is the latest in a long string of mishaps in the region.
YNet News reported:

A malfunction at an Isfahan refinery caused a leakage of cooling water from its generators – the latest in a string of mysterious mishaps in Iran in the past few months. A power outage was created as a result and a state of emergency was declared at the refinery, the Iranian Mehr news agency reported.

According to the report, one person was injured and taken to hospital. Various eye-witnesses reported seeing flames and thick smoke covering the area. The report stated that workers burned off the excess oil and gas in pipes to prevent a blast in the site. Traffic to the site was blocked and all phone lines were disconnected to prevent an explosion.

The Isfahan refinery is the second largest in Iran. A local oil company official said that the situation was under control and that the malfunction would be repaired within several hours. He denied that a fire had broken out.

The PJ Tatler also reported another mysterious explosion today at a Revolutionary Guards post in Kerman.

Last month the British media reported that a mysterious explosion struck the uranium conversion facility in Isfahan, Iran.

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