Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:42PM
A burned-down car is seen after a big fire broke out in a major street in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on April 30, 2019.
A burned-down car is seen after a big fire broke out in a major street in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on April 30, 2019.
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A huge fire has erupted along a major street in the Iranian capital of Tehran after a fuel tanker tipped on its side and began leaking.

At least four cars were burned down and several others were partially damaged in the incident in Tehran's Shariati Avenue close to Police Street junction.

Spokesperson for Tehran Fire Department Jalal Maleki said the incident was reported at 12:40 local time (0810 GMT).

Tehran firemen were immediately dispatched to the area and managed to extinguish the fire.

The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) rejected earlier reports that a leak from a gas station had caused the blaze.

It added that the gas station was continuing its operations without any problems.

Earlier on Sunday, Colonel Mohammad Razeqi, the head of Tehran Police's Traffic Information and Control Center, had said that "apparently" fuel leak from the gas station in Shariati Street had caused gasoline to flow into the street gutter, causing a 200-meter long blaze.