A large fire broke out in a chemical plant in the “Shakouhia” industrial area in the city of Qom in central Iran on Sunday, prompting the authorities to warn of possible health risks to individuals near the site of the fire.
Local officials said that more than 100 firefighters arrived at the site to extinguish the fire that erupted in an industrial area in Qom.
And firefighters in Iran managed to control the fire. A spokesman for the city’s Civil Defense Authority said that it did not leave any human casualties, but it caused great material losses, in addition to the injury of some firefighters as a result of an explosion of a fire engine because of the ignition of some chemicals in the area of the accident.
The authorities have warned that the fire may cause dangerous pollutants to leak into the air, adding that the Revolutionary Guards have been called in to help.
The city of Qom, with a population of about 1.2 million, is located 120 km south of Tehran. The city is an important religious site and a center for Shiite Islamic authorities.