A fire ‘broke out’ near a nuclear ‘power plant’ in Iran.
A massive fire broke out in Iran’s southwestern city of Bushehr near the Islamic Republic‘s only functioning nuclear power plant late on Friday night, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported on Saturday.
Dozens of people in Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire to social media as bystanders moved away from the flames.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to Iranian media reports. The IRGC-affiliated Tasnim News Agency reported that the fire was “intentional,” without providing further details.
Last July, the city of Bushehr saw another large fire break out at the Delvar Shipyard. Iran has been witnessing dozens of mysterious fires and explosions across the country since mid-2020, many of which have taken place near nuclear facilities.
Again, Iran skimping on maintenance is biting them in the rear. One would think after all the sites which have exploded over the last couple years they actually would be increasing maintenance. pic.twitter.com/Jh71bStqnC
— Cali Dreaming NaphiSoc (@NaphiSoc) May 7, 2021
Watch: A massive fire engulfed in Bushehr city, Bushehr Province, #Iran. The cause of the fire still remains unknown. The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is also located in this city. Coordinates
28°49′46.64″N 50°53′09.46″E pic.twitter.com/lBi2UmtINM
— Rich Kids of Tehran (@RKOTOfficial) May 7, 2021