A small fireplace broke out briefly on Tuesday on the Beirut headquarters of Lebanon’s state-owned energy agency, already ravaged by an August four blast on the close by port.
The fireplace didn’t trigger any additional materials harm to the constructing however sparked alarm on social media amongst traumatised Lebanese who’ve witnessed a number of fires at or close to the blast website because the explosion.
“Tuesday’s curse #Beirut. Another Tuesday, another fire,” wrote one resident on Twitter, referring to the August four explosion that killed greater than 190 individuals and injured at the very least 6,500 others — and which passed off on a Tuesday.
The fireplace broke out in an workplace on the second flooring of the Electricite du Liban (EDL) constructing within the hard-hit Mar Mikhail neighbourhood, stated Ali Najem, a spokesman for the Beirut fireplace division.
He stated papers within the workplace had caught fireplace however that he was not authorised to reveal the unique supply of the blaze earlier than investigations had been accomplished.
Charbel Saleh, an EDL worker, stated it was a short-circuit fireplace, including that it was doused a couple of minutes after it ignited.
At least two fires have damaged out at Beirut’s port because the August four explosion, prompting widespread anger and alarm.
And on September 15, additionally a Tuesday, firefighters put out a blaze at a constructing designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid that was below development within the capital’s downtown space.
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