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Oil refinery fire injures 8 firefighters in southern Iran


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official news agency says a fire erupted at an oil refinery and injured eight firefighters in the country’s south. The IRNA news agency didn’t say what caused Monday’s fire but reported the firefighters were hurt while trying to put out the blaze burning in two of the five tanks at an oil depot near Iran’s port of Banda Abbas. Authorities said there was concern the fire might spread to more tanks. The port, located at the mouth of strategic Strait of Hormuz, is a major import and export hub. Authorities blamed similar fires in the past on decades of international sanctions as well as hot summer weather.

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