Major Fire at Beirut Port Spurs Evacuations

A major fire has broken out at Beirut’s port facility, a month after a fire and explosion there devastated much of the city and killed nearly 200 people. The Lebanese army has reportedly told people to evacuate the vicinity. The fire is reported to be in or near the port’s duty-free zone among containers of tires, oil, and other flammable material. The fire may be at a warehouse where the International Red Cross stores foods supplies earmarked for humanitarian needs, potentially disrupting humanitarian efforts in the region. Reported by the Associated Press. Read more… Reported by Fox News. Read more… The fire triggered panic among Beirut residents, who cracked windows and called each other to warn of the new fire. This is the second major fire at the port since the fire and explosion in August. Reported by The Guardian. Read more…