03:55 GMT06 May 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An oil refinery of the Bazan company in the northern Israeli city of Haifa has been hit by a heavy fire, according to media reports.

    The blaze erupted on late Friday over a damaged pipe, The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported, citing the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

    The fire has been taken under control, but the oil refinery has suspended its operation.

    The authorities are monitoring the quality of air in the area, reporting no major pollution.

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