Fire rocks Beirut port just over a month after an explosion destroyed the city, A large fire has broken out at Beirut’s seaport
just weeks after a huge explosion devastated the city.
Fire rocks Beirut port, Video footage shows thick plumes of smoke and flames coming from the wreckage in the Lebanese
capital’s port area at midday on Thursday.
The army said the fire broke out in a warehouse storing tires and oil in the duty-free zone of the port and it was sending in
helicopters to help put out the flames.
However, the cause of the blaze was not immediately clear. Panicked residents, who are still coming to terms with last
month’s catastrophic explosion, cracked open windows and called each other to warn them of the new fire
Companies that have offices near the port have asked their employees to leave the area, according to local media. Lebanese troops closed the major road that passes near the port referring traffic to other areas.