@alex_le_bars | @LunaSafwan Home Latest News Lebanon News On Thursday noon, a loud explosion was heard by residents of the town of Ain Saade in the Metn area. A fire began spreading from the factory to the surrounding forests in the area. Huge dark clouds of smoke rose above the town. Luckily, the Lebanese Civil Defense was quick to respond and work to extinguish the fire. Loud explosion reported to be heard in Ain Saade area – Mount Lebanon in the industrial city side. Looks like a big fire in some factory.Lebanon is currently experiencing a heat wave. #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/M3qFwCsmcH— Luna Safwan – لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) July 30, 2020 It was later reported that the explosion took place in a perfume filling factory/lab, Saga Concept, in the industrial part of the town. 🇱🇧 Liban : 🔥 Une explosion s'est produite dans une usine de remplissage de parfum à Ain Saadeh près de Beyrouth pic.twitter.com/eE3M5EVrMo— Alexandre (@alex_le_bars) July 30, 2020 Apparently, the explosion was caused by a gas leak and started a fire, injuring five people, and causing damages to nearby factories, according to NNA. Luckily, the injuries were deemed minor. Lebanon is experiencing a heatwave that began on Tuesday. It has caused multiple fires across the country. في عين سعادة الوادي الصناعي في معمل saga فرق الدفاع المدني والصليب الأحمر اللبناني هرعت إلى مكان الحادث. pic.twitter.com/jjZdBHSBtt— D® Phil (@philabouzeid) July 30, 2020 On Tuesday, NNA reported that the Civil Defense had 58 missions in 24 hours! They put out fires in forests, orchards, houses, and more. People are suffering in the heat coupled with electricity cuts and no power for ACs or fans. In addition, Lebanon just entered its 2-week lockdown. Luckily, the heatwave is believed to pass by Friday and, hopefully, give the firefighters and residents a break.