Video: Fire erupts in Beirut port area, a month after massive blast
It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze.
A fire at Beirut port on Thursday sent up a large column of black smoke into the sky over the Lebanese capital a little more than a month since a massive blast devastated the port facilities and surrounding area.
A witness saw flames rising up in the devastated port area, although it was not immediately clear what caused the blaze.
A column of black smoke billowed from the port with orange flames leaping from the ground.
The August 4 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.
The sheer incompetence of the #Lebanon state is staggering. Second fire in the port since the #BeirutBlast. Once again, firefighters sent in without knowing cause of fire. Official statements late and don't inspire confidence. pic.twitter.com/GQwHcUep43- Aya Majzoub (@Aya_Majzoub) September 10, 2020
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