A fire broke out near the Port of Beirut on Saturday afternoon, causing panic among residents in the Lebanese capital.
According to local media, the fire started in an empty area that contains dry grass, near the Port, and civil defense firefighters were able to extinguish it. No casualties have been reported, as of the time of writing.
An investigation has been launched to uncover the circumstances of the fire that unnerved the people of Beirut who had suffered the horrific August 4th explosion following a fire at the Port last year.
Lebanese close to the fire site used social media to share photos of the fire and express their concern about it.
This incident comes as the effects of last year’s deadly chemical explosion continue to be felt in Lebanon.
Despite the unabating calls for justice, both from the families of the blast victims and from the international community, the Lebanese authorities have yet to announce any results from the investigation into the blast.
As the probe goes on, Lebanon has asked more countries to provide satellite images of the Port of Beirut.