Fire erupts at Beirut port one month after deadly explosion

Published on September 10, 2020 by

A fire erupted at Beirut’s port on Thursday after a store of oil and tires reportedly caught fire, a military source told Reuters, just over a month after a massive explosion devastated the port and surrounding residential area of the Lebanese capital.

The fire erupted in the duty-free zone of the port, sending a huge column of smoke above the city. It’s not yet immediately clear what caused the blaze.

Firefighters were on scene trying to douse the blaze, where the blast in August was caused by a huge store of ammonium nitrate that ignited and was being kept in the port in poor condition for years.

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