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‘No Danger to City’: Smoke from Beirut Port Remnants of Thursday Fire, Says Report

A person makes use of a water hose to place out the stays of a hearth that broke out at Beirut’s port yesterday, Lebanon September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

A safety supply advised Reuters the smoke was coming from remnants of Thursday’s blaze, which reignited on Saturday. Firefighters, who’ve been stationed on the scene since Thursday, had been placing out the embers, the supply stated, including that there was no quick hazard to town.

  • Reuters Beirut
  • Last Updated: September 13, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

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A pall of smoke could possibly be seen rising above Beirut’s port in a single day on Saturday, simply two days after a big hearth erupted and engulfed massive elements of the Lebanese capital in a cloud of smoke and ash.

A safety supply advised Reuters the smoke was coming from remnants of Thursday’s blaze, which reignited on Saturday. Firefighters, who’ve been stationed on the scene since Thursday, had been placing out the embers, the supply stated, including that there was no quick hazard to town.






George Abou Moussa, head of Lebanon’s civil protection, stated there was nothing to fret about.

Local media carried photographs of a small hearth and smoke emanating from the devastated port.

Thursday’s blaze, which started within the shattered duty-free zone of the port, got here weeks after a large blast devastated the port and ruined a swathe of town. It prompted some residents, nonetheless traumatised by final month’s explosion that had itself adopted a port hearth, to flee town.


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