Massive fire erupts again in Lebanon’s Beirut port
Published: 06:01 PM, 10 September 2020 Updated: 06:03 PM, 10 September 2020
A massive fire broke out again at the port of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut on Thursday; Photo: Al Jazeera
A massive fire broke out at the port of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut on Thursday, within a month after a huge-explosion devastated the port facilities and surrounding area, however, no immediate details were found yet.
According to Al Jazeera, the fire broke out where oil and tires were stored in the port. In the meantime, a large column of black smoke surrounding the sky.
The Lebanese army says flames erupted from a warehouse in the port’s duty-free zone, which holds oil and tires. Meanwhile, army helicopters have started operations to control the fire.
According to local television, officers and employees have been instructed to leave the offices of the companies in the area. Besides, they are informing each other about the massive blaze.
Al Jazeera reports that the port is on fire. The neighborhood is covered in black smoke. The fire service is working to control the fire. It was not immediately clear how the fire started.
An explosion at a chemical warehouse in Beirut on August 4 killed 191 people and injured 6,000 people. Around 300,000 people were displaced in the incident. The blast was caused by 2,650 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in the warehouse.