Smoldering Port of Beirut Silo at Risk of Collapse Amid Fire | app

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s prime minister warned on Friday that a huge grain silo was in danger of collapsing due to an ongoing fire that is spreading amid summer heat and humidity at the port of Beirut where a devastating explosion two years ago tore the Mediterranean city apart.

A fire in one of the port’s two silos has been smoldering for two weeks due to the fermentation of 800 tonnes of grain inside during hot weather. The government said the blaze spread after flames reached nearby power cables.

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