Fire extinguished at Homs Petroleum Refinery

Homs, SANA- fire-fighters of Homs Petroleum Refinery managed to put out the fire, which broke out on Sunday in the distillation unit.

Ahmad al-Bashat, manager of the General Company for Homs Refinery told SANA that the fire caused only material damage and immediately was brought under control, adding that a technical error caused the fire.

Earlier on Saturday, fire-fighting teams of Agriculture ministry in cooperation with Civil Defense elements and locals managed to extinguish 51 fires broke out in Homs, Tartous and Latakia and Hama.

Wajih Khorey the director of Forestry at Agriculture ministry said that a number of fires deliberately broke out due to terrorist mortar attacks while others erupted due to negligence and extreme heat, advising farmers not to ignite the fire in agricultural crops and the remnants of pruning their trees.

Manar/ Manal


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