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Brush Fire Put Out Near Military Housing in Iranian Capital

Brush Fire Put Out Near Military Housing in Iranian Capital

Saturday, 25 July, 2020 - 06:45
This photo released July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 320 kilometers south of the capital Tehran.AP
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A short-circuit on a power line sparked a brush fire near a housing area for military officials in Iran's capital on Friday, police and the fire department said.

The deputy chief of Tehran police, Hamid Hadavand, told the semi-official news agency ILNA that the fire had been put out, while a fire department spokesman said there was no report of any explosion.

Since late June, a string of fires and blasts has been reported at military, industrial and nuclear sites in Iran as well as at oil refineries, power plants, factories and businesses, Reuters reported.

According to Hadavand, the affected area was located near the Shahid Daghayeghi complex, which houses some Iran's Revolutionary Guards commanders and other senior officials, Iranian media reports said.

Earlier on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry claimed that foreign governments may have been behind recent cyberattacks on Iranian facilities, but played down the possibility of them having a role in the fires and explosions.

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