Power Plant Catches Fire in Iran’s Ahwaz After Transformer Explodes

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  • 01:38 PM, July 4, 2020
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Power Plant Catches Fire in Iran’s Ahwaz After Transformer Explodes
Thick black smoke fills the air following explosion at Iranian power plant (image via Iranian state media)

A power plant in southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz caught fire after one of its transformers exploded on Saturday.

"The power plant caught fire due to a transformer explosion,” Ebrahim Ghanbari, the head of the Ahwaz municipality’s fire and safety services, was quoted as saying by Iran's official news agency, IRNA.

This comes two days after an explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear power plant (NNPP). The explosion and fire appear to have started from the inside. A look at a hand-out photo of the fire released by the Atomic Energy Organization Iran (AEOI) shows a part of the building’s roof and side appear burnt but an adjacent lamp post and another thin structure protruding from the building have no damage.

On Friday, there was reportedly an attack on Iran’s Parchin missile production factory.

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