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A new fire breaks out in the port of Beirut

A new fire breaks out in the port of Beirut
Big fire breaks out in port of Lebanese capital Beirut, a column of black smoke is observed several kilometers from the harbor. Reported by Al Arabiya TV channel.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire that broke out in the area.. According to the channel, Military helicopters joined in extinguishing the fire. In addition to fire brigade crews, specialists from the Lebanese Civil Defense Forces arrived at the port., engaged in ensuring safety and helping to ensure access of fire equipment to fire sources. According to the Lebanese Red Cross Society, There are currently no casualties as a result of the fire.

The fire started at a warehouse for car tires and fuels and lubricants, located in the seaport area, The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

Recall, what 4 August, an explosion occurred in the port of Beirut with a power of 1500 tons of TNT equivalent, leading to death 190 man and 6,5 thousands of victims. Thousands of houses were destroyed and damaged by the blast wave, more 300 thousand. citizens were left homeless.

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