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Oil refinery set ablaze in Iraq

Oil refinery in Erbil city, Iraq caught fire Sunday.

Iraq flares
Iraq flares

An oil refinery located in Erbil city caught fire yesterday. The refinery is located on Kirkuk-Erbil road. The cause of the fire is still unknown; however officials say there are no casualties.

"The Oil refinery so far we do not know the reasons but there are no casualties," said Kafi Abdul Qader, spokesman of firefighter department in Erbil.

Fire trucks were reported to have rushed to the scene to put out the flames in the oil basin.

Erbil has a population of about 1.3million. It is Iraq’s fourth largest city after Baghdad, Basra and Mosul.

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