Another fire breaks out at Beirut port

Article by Amanda Doyle

A FIRE has broken out at a warehouse in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, just over a month after an ammonium nitrate explosion at the port killed around 200 people and injured around 6,000.

According to the BBC, it has been reported that the fire started in a warehouse that contains tyres and oil. No injuries have been reported and the fire appears to be contained in one area.

The cause of the fire is unknown and firefighters are currently trying to extinguish the fire. Local media has shown a large pillar of black smoke rising from the warehouse, which was damaged during the ammonium nitrate explosion on 4 August.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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