BREAKING NEWS: Huge fire breaks out in the rubble of Beirut’s port just weeks after an explosion decimated the area
- Huge column of smoke seen by traumatised citizens rising from port Thursday
- Local media said today’s fire was at tire warehouse and firefighters were on hand
- Comes 37 days after ammonium nitrate explosion killed 190 and injured 6,500
A huge fire has erupted in the rubble of Beirut’s port just 37 days after an explosion decimated the city.
A huge column of black smoke and red leaping flames were seen among the steel wreckage this afternoon. It is not yet clear what may have caused the fire.
The August 4 ammonium nitrate explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in the Lebanese capital.
The sight of another huge fire a month later created panic among residents traumatised by last month’s explosion.
State-run National News Agency said the fire was at a warehouse where tires are placed. It added that firefighters are dealing with the blaze.
An inferno raging at the port in Beirut on Thursday afternoon just 37 days after the city was rocked by an explosion
A resident films a huge column of black smoke rising into the air from the port, left, and another cameraman close by captures the fire
Black smoke rising from Beirut’s port this afternoon
A huge column of black smoke and red leaping flames were seen among the steel wreckage this afternoon. It is not yet clear what may have caused the fire
A fire raging amid the steel wreckage caused by last month’s explosion
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