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Huge Fire Breaks Out at Beirut Port a Month After Explosion

09-10-2020
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BEIRUT (AP) - A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents a month after the massive explosion. 

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by the Aug. 4 explosion when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrates detonated. 

A column of black smoke billowed from the port with orange flames leaping from the ground. 

The Aug. 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 traumatized 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. 

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