Overnight Fire South Of Beirut Reportedly Of Criminal Origins


A fire broke out in Damour, 20 km south of Beirut, late Sunday, in dry grass and wood area, near a fuel station, and it was reportedly set intentionally. A spokesperson from the Civil Defense told local news that the fire was quickly brought under control. 

The Police of the Damour Municipality and the Civil Defense intervened and quickly managed to gain control of the fire. The Civil Defense spokesperson said they were able to identify the alleged perpetrators of the fire.

Fires are not unusual in Lebanon lately, whether due to high temperatures or by a criminal act. However, the Lebanese Civil Defense, formed majorly by volunteers, continues to lack resources to control and respond to these instances.

This Lebanese first-responder entity crucial to the safety of the environment and the citizens in Lebanon remains largely unsupported by the state.

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