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Another fire erupted at the Port of Beirut on Thursday, just over a month after an explosion there killed more than 190 people.

According to reports, the Lebanese army said the fire started in a warehouse containing oil and tires. 

Residents of Lebanon’s capital city took to social media Thursday. Posts on Twitter included, “Shortness of breath recorded in the area due to heavy smoke.” Another said, “The fire at Beirut port seemed to die down for a bit but it’s raging full on again now. People in areas that are closer say there are choking fumes.”

The Aug. 4 blast at the Port of Beirut was believed to have been caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored in a warehouse. 

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