TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A fire that erupted in a landmark building in central Beirut’s commercial district on Tuesday has been extinguished, civil defense official George Abou Moussa said.
Part of one side of the building was smoldering as firefighters hosed it down, Reuters reported.
The building was close to completion after years of construction.
Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed earlier broadcast footage showing smoke billowing from the building.
Last week, a massive fire broke out at Beirut’s port and engulfed a warehouse storing engine oil, vehicle tires, and food aid.
That fire came a month after a devastating blast rocked the port, killing at least 190 people and injuring thousands of others.