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  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  •  A view of the Gold Bowl of Hasanlu, ca. 900 BC 2020-08-14 21:54

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The absolutely magnificent ‘Gold Bowl of Hasanlu’: Sixty-three years later

    TEHRAN – Sixty-three years ago, an Iranian man, named Emamqoli Mohammadi Hasanluei, unearthed a millennia-old gold bowl in the debris of a burned building, part of the major architectural complex at Teppe Hasanlu near the city of Naghadeh in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, a short distance south of Lake Urmia.

  • انفجار و آتش سوزی در یک فروند ناو جنگی آمریکا 2020-07-13 10:27

    Fire, explosion on U.S. naval ship injures at least 21

    TEHRAN – A ship at the U.S. Naval base in San Diego has caught fire which according to reports, has injured at least 21 people on board.

  • 33 killed, injured in explosion at clinic in Tehran 2020-07-01 11:02

    33 killed, injured in explosion at clinic in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Thirty three people were killed and injured in an explosion caused by a gas leak at a clinic in northern Tehran on Tuesday night.

  •  tourist attractions 2020-06-27 21:00

    Fire incidents engulf tourist attractions in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Maysan Mozif and the historical entrance gate of Marashi Mansion in southwestern Khuzestan province have been engulfed in fire in separate incidents, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Abyaneh village 2020-06-26 19:30

    Historical Abyaneh village unaffected by fire incident

    TEHRAN – A fire that broke out across gardens of Abyaneh village in the central province of Isfahan on Wednesday has inflicted no damage to the historical texture of the village, CHTN reported.

  • bazaar of Tabriz 2020-06-20 00:01

    Historic bazaar of Tabriz to be equipped with advanced smoke detectors

    TEHRAN – The UNESCO-registered bazaar of Tabriz will be equipped with advanced smoke detectors to ensure the safety of the centuries-old marketplace situated in Iran’s East Azarbaijan province, IRNA quoted Tabriz Fire Department official Alireza Zebardast as saying on Tuesday. 

  • Susa 2020-06-14 23:09

    Fire incident causes no harm to historical Susa

    TEHRAN – A fire broke out at the UNESCO-registered site of Susa in the southwestern Khuzestan province on Friday, but fortunately the incident has inflicted no damage to the historical site.    

  • IKIA to set up new fire station 2020-06-07 21:50

    IKIA to set up new fire station

    TEHRAN – Another fire station will be added to the vast Imam Khomeini International Airport to keep up with world’s highest standards both in high-tech and skilled manpower arenas.

  • Hegmataneh 2020-06-06 21:36

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Hegmataneh put on fire once again despite warnings

    A fire broke out at the ancient Hegmataneh Hill in the west-central Iranian province of Hamedan on Friday, an incident that has occurred frequently despite warnings in recent years. 

  • For dedicated firefighters who give up their lives to save ours 2019-09-29 19:38

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    For dedicated firefighters who give up their lives to save ours

    TEHRAN – Iran marks the National Firefighters’ Day on September 29 to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those who give up their lives in the line of duty. This occasion is an opportunity to pay tribute to members of the fire and rescue service who are devoted to protect the public.

  • Human-started fire extinguished in Anzali wetland 2019-08-31 19:33

    Anthropogenic fire extinguished in Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN – A fire that had been reportedly started by humans in northern Anzali wetland on Friday was successfully put out, ISNA news agency reported. Covering more than 19,000 hectares, Anzali wetland is located near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali, neighboring the Caspian Sea.

  • Fire damages 1,000 Sq. m of historical texture in Tehran 2019-07-24 20:10

    Fire damages 1,000 Sq. m of historical texture in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Recent assessment shows that fire has destroyed some 1,000 square meters of historical buildings encircling Hassanabad Square in downtown Tehran.  

  • Portion of a fire truck, firefighters and passersby are seen in Hassanabad Sq., downtown Tehran, where a raging fire has just been distinguished, July 17, 2019.  In the background smoke still rises from a Qajar-era building that encircles the square. 2019-07-19 19:10

    Damage to Hassanabad Sq. to be compensated soon

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has said that damage to Tehran’s Hassanabad Sq., which was on fire late on Wednesday, will be compensated as soon as possible.

  • ‘Vast vegetation cover increases wildfire risk during summer’ 2019-05-23 07:40

    ‘Vast vegetation cover increases wildfire risk during summer’

    TEHRAN – Given that heavy rainfall saturated the country over the past few months, plant and vegetation cover has been expanded which seems to be vulnerable to temperature rise, so wildfire risk increases during this summer (starting on May 22), said Tehran’s department of environment deputy director for technical affairs.

  • A firefighter approaches a fire inside the historic bazaar of Tabriz on May 8, 2019. The vaulted marketplace dates back 1,000 years, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010. 2019-05-11 20:08

    Fire incurs $1.3 million loss to historic bazaar of Tabriz

    TEHRAN – A blaze which erupted late on Wednesday at the historic bazaar of Tabriz, northwest Iran, is estimated to have caused about 200 billion rials ($1.33 million) to the UNESCO-registered site.

  • A firefighter enters a fire inside a historic bazaar of the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran, May 8, 2019. The Historic Bazaar of Tabriz dates back 1,000 years, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010 and was mentioned by Marco Polo when he travelled the Silk Road in the Middle Ages. 2019-05-10 20:08

    Historic bazaar of Tabriz sustains blaze thanks to regular restorations: tourism official

    TEHRAN – Historic bazaar of Tabriz in Iran’s East Azarbaijan province could sustain a blaze, which erupted around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a fortune that provincial tourism chief attributes to rounds of previous restoration work on the UNESCO-tagged marketplace.

  • Huge Fire Breaks Out in Paris' Famous Notre Dame 2019-04-15 23:40

    Huge fire breaks out in Paris' Famous Notre Dame

    A massive fire broke out on April 15, 2019, at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most visited landmarks in the world. Police said the fire is possibly linked to a renovation project that was underway at the church's spire.

  • Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A reddish salute to new Iranian year 2019-03-18 22:17

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A reddish salute to new Iranian year

    As every last Tuesday of the Iranian calendar year comes, millions of Iranians make bonfires at sunset to jump over the fire till midnight to observe Chaharshanbe-Suri, just days before Noruz, the New Year holidays.

  • 60,000 Tehrani teachers to join fire safety training course 2019-02-17 21:17

    60,000 Tehrani teachers to join fire safety training course

    TEHRAN – Some 60,000 teachers in Tehran will be provided with fire safety training course to promote proper safety procedures while on duty in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2019-March 2020), head of Tehran Fire Stations and Safety Services Organization affiliated to Tehran Municipality has said.

  • Schools to be equipped with standard heating systems: official 2018-12-22 09:00

    Schools to be equipped with standard heating systems: official 

    TEHRAN — Approximately 90,000 classes nationwide don’t have standard heating systems, deputy director of schools renovation, development and equipment organization said, adding the classes are to be equipped within the next one to two years.