Month after explosion, large fireplace at Beirut port

Beirut, September 10

An enormous fireplace broke out Thursday on the Port of Beirut, sending up a thick column of black smoke and elevating new panic amongst traumatised residents after final month’s catastrophic blast on the identical web site killed almost 200 folks.

It was unclear what precipitated the blaze on the facility, which was decimated by the August four explosion when almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate blew up and despatched out a shock wave that precipitated widespread harm and was felt as far-off because the island of Cyprus.

Dark smoke coated the capital on Thursday as military helicopters sprayed water over the orange flames leaping from the bottom.

The Lebanese military stated the hearth began within the port’s responsibility free zone at a warehouse with containers of tires, oil and different flammable supplies. — AP

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