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Another Massive Fire Broke Out in Beirut Port Month after 'Deadly Blast'

Another huge fire has broke out at Beirut port on Thursday sent up a large column of black smoke into the sky over the Lebanese capital after a deadly blast a few month before on August 4 shook the Country.

Governor of Beirut Marwan Abboud urged citizens not to come near the port in order to preserve their safety, and not to hinder the work of firefighters, Lebanon's state news agency NNA reported.

A Reuters witness saw flames rising up in the devastated port area, although it was not immediately clear what caused the blaze.

Lebanon's army said its helicopters would be used to help extinguish the fire.

The Aug. 4 explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in the Lebanese capital.

The explosion of nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate tore through the capital on August 4, killing 190 people, injuring more than 6,000, and leaving more than 300,000 displaced from their homes. It destroyed much of Beirut's eastern coastal area.

Just last week, rescuers were searching to find a survivor under a mountain of rubble. After an emotionally charged three days, the search was called off, extinguishing hopes of locating a missing person.

Although it was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, the State-run National News Agency said the fire was at a warehouse where tires are placed.

State-run National News Agency said the fire was at a warehouse where tires are placed. It added that firefighters are dealing with the blaze.

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