A big fire that broke out in a person of the tanks that contains benzene at the Al-Zahrani oil facility in southern Lebanon on Monday has been contained, in accordance to Lebanon’s Countrywide News Company (NNA).
The bring about of the fire is as of still not known. Firefighters are performing to extinguish the blaze and protect against it from spreading to additional tanks.
The Lebanese Army worked to evacuate men and women from the spot in the vicinity of the oil facility amid concerns of the hearth spreading or resulting in an explosion.
Lebanon’s Standard Prosecutor in the South, Judge Rahif Ramadan, opened an investigation into the conditions of the hearth on Monday, in accordance to NNA.
Immediately after a assembly with Lebanese Primary Minister Najib Mikati on Monday, Lebanese Strength Minister Walid Fayyad mentioned that the oil tank belonged to the Lebanese Military and that the fire had been contained. The minister has asked for a report on the incident and its leads to in buy to avoid this sort of incidents in the potential.
The Al-Zahrani ability plant is located in the vicinity of the oil facility in which the hearth broke out on Monday. It is unclear if the oil tank that caught fireplace contained fuel that was meant for the ability plant.