Media in Iran reported Tuesday that a large fire broke out at three warehouses of a home appliances manufacturer in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

The semi-official ISNA news agency reported midday local time that the warehouses belonged to Electrosteel, a large and well-known company in Iran.

“There are currently 100 firefighters at the scene. Due to the extent of the fire and thickness of the smoke, there is no information regarding potential victims,” added ISNA.

60 fire trucks and water tankers arrived at the site to prevent the fire from spreading to the nearby warehouses and the gas tank of the factory.

According to fire department officials, the warehouses occupy an area of approximately 2,000 square meters and part of them were destroyed due to the large volume of the blaze.

The official cause of the blaze has not been announced yet.

There have been a number of explosions and fires near Iran’s military, nuclear and industrial facilities in recent years.

On January 28, a huge fire erupted at an Iranian military industry factory following a suspected drone strike in the central city of Esfahan.

Iran blamed Israel for the drone attack vowing revenge.

On the same day, another large blaze also engulfed an industrial area near the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran. The government said the fire started at a refinery producing motor oil.

Source » iranintl