What's happening: The fire began in a warehouse that had been damaged in the August explosion — one of the few in the port that had not been leveled by that blast, according to the New York Times. The cause of the fire — or the extent of its damage — is not yet clear, but army helicopters are assisting in efforts to extinguish the blaze, per AP.
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The Army is telling people in the vicinity of Beirut port to evacuate as another huge fire rages. This video is circulating showing workers fleeing the area pic.twitter.com/FxGLhM8Wl1— Liz Sly (@LizSly) September 10, 2020