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  • 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.

  • Minaret of Sari historical mosque is seen on fire, July 12, 2018. 2018-07-15 09:05

    Fire causes damage to Sari historical mosque

    TEHRAN – The historical mosque of Sari, the capital of northern Mazandaran province, is not totally brought down to earth despite being on a massive fire for hours on Thursday.

  • Teahouse arson attack leaves 11 killed, 6 injured 2018-04-03 17:43

    Teahouse arson attack in Ahwaz leaves 11 killed, 6 injured

    TEHRAN — An arson attack on a teahouse in the city of Ahwaz, southwestern Iran, killed 11 and injured 6 others, including three firemen, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Chaharshanbeh-Suri: Iran’s festival of fire 2018-03-13 10:39

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: Iran’s festival of fire

    TEHRAN – This evening, millions of Iranians will make bonfires at sunset and jump over the fire till midnight to observe Chaharshanbe-Suri, a week before Noruz, the New Year holidays.

  • An undated photo depicts Iranian Zoroastrians encircling a huge open fire while celebrate their time-honored Sadeh festival in Tehran. 2018-01-30 10:17

    Sadeh: Zoroastrian reverence for mid-winter

    TEHRAN – This evening flocks of Iranian Zoroastrians come together to observe Sadeh festival, a time-honored celebration of mid-winter which this year falls on January 30.

  • Rag-Sefid oilfield 2017-12-26 09:08

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Rag-Sefid still burning despite killing operations

    A blowout occurs at Rag-Sefid offshore oilfield in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province on October 29. The accident happened when drilling operation was ongoing in depth of 2,403 meters in the well No. 147 of the field. It burnt the drilling rig and killed two persons working for the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC).

  • پالایشگاه تهران - کراپ‌شده 2017-10-27 20:19

    Fire at Tehran oil refinery kills six people

    TEHRAN – A fire killed six workers and injured three others at an oil refinery in Tehran’s Shar-e Rey district on Friday, media reported.

  • آتش سوزی در جنگل های پرتغال‎ 2017-06-20 09:58

    Foreign Ministry condoles with Portugal over lethal blaze

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday expressed deep sorrow over a recent deadly blaze in Portugal and condoled with the families of the victims.

  • Dozens killed as forest fire rages in central Portugal 2017-06-19 09:49

    Dozens killed as forest fire rages in central Portugal

    A forest fire that engulfed villages in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, trapping most of the victims in their cars, a government official said on Sunday.

  • A man clad in a special outfit passes by a massive bunch of fire set to observe Chaharshanbeh-Suri, a time-honored Iranian ritual. 2017-03-13 18:41

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: A fiery salute to New Year

    TEHRAN – Amongst final preparations to salute the Iranian New Year, people observe Chaharshanbeh-Suri, a deeply-rooted-in-time ceremony that, according to tradition, is a bid to ward off all the misfortunes and bad omens, hoping that wishes will come true.

  • Sadeh Festival 2017-01-30 20:54

    Sadeh: Zoroastrians celebrate ancient winter festival

    TEHRAN - Like every year, nationwide assemblies of Iranian Zoroastrians held the time-honored Sadeh Festival late on Jan. 29. According to a tradition, the followers of Zoroastrian faith celebrate the passing of winter by kindling bonfires.

  • Plasco building rescue operation 2017-01-24 18:50

    Plasco tragedy - Day 6: 11,000 tons of debris removed, 6 bodies discovered

    TEHRAN — After six days of continuous rescue operation following to the inferno in Plasco building some 11,000 tons of debris have been removed and six bodies found so far.

  • Plasco rescue operation 2017-01-21 18:17

    Govt. pledges support for Plasco victims

    TEHRAN — Three days after Plasco building’s deadly collapse in Tehran the government has pledged to provide support for families who either lost their loved ones or their jobs and money in the incident.

  • Wildfire rages in Canada’s Fort McMurray 2016-05-09 11:39

    Wildfire rages in Canada’s Fort McMurray

    In this image released by the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), members of the RCMP monitor the Fort McMurray Wildfire, on May 7, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Canada. The ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada doubled in size and officials warned that the situation in the parched Alberta oil sands region was "unpredictable and dangerous." / AFP