On June 7, a massive fire broke out in the Behnoush soft drink factory which is located to the west of the Iranian capital Tehran.
“A few minutes ago, the incident was notified through the telephone network, and agents from several fire stations were immediately dispatched to the scene,” Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Tehran Municipality Fire and Safety Services, told official Islamic Republic News Agency.
Later, the spokesman told the Iranian Students News Agency that the fire had started in an open-air storage area where flammable materials were stored. No casualties were reported as a result of the fire.
An official from the Behnoush company ruled out the possibility of sabotage. He contributed the fire to the high temperature. Tehran’s temperature was nearly 37 C today.
Fire broke out at “Behnoush” food & beverage co. in Tehran, Iran, today. Thick smoke has covered the southwest of Tehran, sources say. City’s Fire Dept. said wooden pallets on factory grounds caught fire. Company spokesman said the fire erupted at the factory’s pallet warehouse. pic.twitter.com/vGjN5BPlZ2
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Over the last few months, fire erupted in several military and industrial facilities across Iran. Just a day earlier, a fire broke out at a steel factory in the Iranian city of Zarand in the central Kerman province.
While Iranian officials ruled out the possibility of sabotage in almost every recent fire, the rate of these fires suggests that at least some of them were intentional.
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