Traumatized Beirut watches new fire burn at the port, a month after blast

Plumes of smoke filled the air and could be seen across the Lebanese capital

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Fire burns in the port in Beirut. The sight of another huge fire a month later created panic among residents traumatized by last month’s explosion. The Aug. 4 explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in the Lebanese capital.Image Credit: AP
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Plumes of smoke filled the air and could be seen across the Lebanese capital. The Lebanese Army tweeted that operations were underway to extinguish the fire and that army helicopters would assist in the mission.Image Credit: REUTERS
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Black smoke rise from a fire at warehouses near to the last month massive explosion that his the seaport of Beirut. A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents traumatized by last month’s massive explosion that killed and injured thousands of people. Image Credit: AP
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The blaze erupted in the shattered duty free zone of the port. Television footage showed firefighters trying to douse the blaze in an area surrounded by the mangled remains of warehouses that were destroyed in the explosion last month.Image Credit: REUTERSz
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A member of the civil defense reacts as he tries to put out a fire that broke out at Beirut’s port area. Over a month after a powerful blast rocked the port of Lebanese capital, a massive fire is raging at the Beirut port.Image Credit: REUTERS
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Smoke rises after a fire broke out at Beirut’s port area.Image Credit: REUTERS
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A picture taken from Dbayeh, north of Beirut, shows smoke from a huge fire raging at the port in the Lebanese capital .Thick black columns of smoke rose into the sky, as the army said it had engulfed a warehouse storing engine oil and vehicle tyres.Image Credit: AFP
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Panicked residents still struggling to get over last month’s catastrophic explosion cracked open windows and called each other to warn them of the new fire.Image Credit: AFP
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People take pictures as smoke rises after a fire broke out at Beirut’s port area.Image Credit: REUTERS
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The army said a store of oil and tyres had burst into flames, although it said the cause was not immediately clear.Image Credit: AFP
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There has been no immediate information about what caused Thursday’s fire, which sent a large column of black smoke into the sky – Image Credit: AFP
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A picture shows smoke from a huge fire raging in Beirut port.Thick black columns of smoke rose into the sky, as the army said it had engulfed a warehouse storing engine oil and vehicle tyres. Image Credit: AFP

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