10/09/2020

LEBANON: Massive fire breaks out at site of Beirut port explosion

BEIRUT — A massive fire has broken out at the site of the 4 August explosion at Beirut’s port that killed nearly 200 people, injured over 6,000, and left 300,000 other homeless.

It is unclear what initially caused the fire but one eyewitness reported that welding work being done at the site ignited material in a duty free warehouse containing alcohol, paper, and other flammable materials.