0736 GMT January 16, 2022
A fire broke out at a steel plant in the southeastern Iranian province of Kerman on Sunday, which was controlled causing no casualties, said a provincial official.
Ali Sadeqzadeh, the governor of Zarand country, added firefighters and emergency crew remained at the site of the Zarand Iranian Steel Company after the blaze was brought under control, Tasnim News Agency reported.
"A sudden overflow of molten material in the blast furnace caused a fire and smoke, and there was no explosion at the furnace site or other parts of the plant," he said, denying earlier reports that an explosion caused the fire.
On Wednesday, A large blaze erupted in an oil refinery in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Parts of the Shahid Tondgooyan Oil Refinery in Shahr-e-Rey went on fire.
Mansour Darajati, the director general of crisis management at the Tehran Governor's Office, said one of the connecting pipelines inside the refinery had caught fire, according to Press TV.
He said an explosion occurred because of a leak at the transmission pipe inside the refinery.
The public relations department of the oil refinery said no act of sabotage was associated with the blaze.