Fire contained at Iran’s petchem complex in Kermanshah

Kermanshah, July 29, IRNA – Firefighters have managed to extinguish a raging fire at Iran’s Bistoon petrochemical co. storage tank in the country’s western province of Kermanshah.

Reza Mahmoudian, an official affiliated to the Kermanshah governorate office, declared in an interview with IRNA on Friday evening that the fire has been extinguished at 17:00 o’clock local time.

The fire started at 14:30 o’clock local time from one of the storage tanks of oil materials, he added.

The official said that the reason behind the incident is under investigation.

In the meantime, Governor of Kermanshah Province Fazlollah Ranjbar said in an interview that error in the power transmission system of one of the storage tanks of Bistoon petrochemical Complex resulted in fire in the facility.

Bistoon Petrochemical Company manufactures and markets chemicals and petrochemicals including linear alkyl benzene and heavy alkylate. The company also constructs and operates plants for production of petrochemicals. It lies on Karbalan Highway and in vicinity of Kagieh village and 15kms east of Kermanshah.