Forest fire erupts in north Lebanon

August 06, 2013 06:17 PM

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Fire fighters are battling a forest fire which erupted in north Lebanon Tuesday as residence call on authorities for additional assistance.

The fire is reportedly raging on a hill between the villages of al-Bira and Sendyaneh and is approaching the village of Majdal, all in Akkar.

The blaze completely destroyed an SUV belonging to the Municipality of al-Bira.

With just one Civil Defense truck battling the blaze, residents called on the Army to send additional firefighting trucks to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby residential homes.

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Fires destroy forested areas in Dinnieh, Jbeil
August 08, 2013

BEIRUT: Fires erupted in Dinnieh and Jbeil Wednesday, destroying thousands of meters of forest and fruit trees.

A fire broke out in the Dinnieh village of Bakhaoun and spread to the nearby forest, threatening residential neighborhoods.

The fire destroyed 3,000 square meters of forest and fruit trees before it was extinguished by Civil Defense teams.

In Jbeil, a huge fire erupted in the forested areas of the village of Gharzour.

Civil Defense teams were working to extinguish it as The Daily Star went to press.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 08, 2013, on page 4.

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(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::