TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s Police chief said a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with recent acts of arson.
Asked by reporters about a recent wave of suspicious fires in various parts of Iran, Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday that the law enforcement and other organizations in charge have taken action to handle the issue.
“Good measures have been taken in this regard,” he said.
“Some of the fires have started unintentionally and a number of others deliberately by act of arson, and a number of (suspects) individuals have been identified and arrested in connection with it,” the general added.
A series of mysterious blazes and wildfires in the past couple of weeks across Iran have raised concerns among the authorities and citizens.
Tehran’s Fire Department announced on June 13 that a big fire at a flower market in the capital’s Khavaran Road has been contained. There were no casualties, but 32 flower stands were destroyed.
Over the past week, several wildfires have also broken out in pastures and forests, as well as blazes in some parks in Tehran.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews