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.

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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.