Fire Erupts in Beirut Port Area a Month After Devastating Explosion

A fire has erupted at a warehouse storing tyres and oil at the Beirut port, a Lebanese military source said, as quoted by Reuters.

The warehouse is located in the duty-free zone of the port, the agency added. The cause of the blaze is still unknown, a military source said.

The Lebanese army said they will be using helicopters to extinguish the fire. They also warned that the use of drones is prohibited in the port area since aviation is involved in putting out the fire. 

According to the country’s Red Cross chief, there is no danger of any explosion resulting from the port’s fire, and nobody has been injured, although some cases of people facing shortness of breath have been reported.

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