A major fire broke out late Friday night in Iran’s southwestern city of Bushehr, near the Islamic Republic’s sole operational nuclear power station, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
As bystanders rushed away from the blaze, dozens of people in Bushehr were able to post video of the fire to social media.
According to Iranian media outlets, the source of the fire is still unclear. According to the IRGC-affiliated Tasnim News Agency, the fire was “intentional,” but no further specifics were given.
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
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.