A large fire started by a bomb attack on a southern Iraqi oil pipeline network Tuesday has been put out, an oil official said Wednesday.

The fire was put out at 7 a.m. A network of pipelines was damaged, the oil official told Reuters.

Three bombs hit an oil pipeline operation that transports crude from southern Iraqi oilfields to storage tanks around the oil hub of Basra Tuesday. The impact on oil production or exports was not immediately clear.

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Tim Pearce)