Fuel Station Fire Guts Part of Building, Several Vehiclesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A huge fire erupted Friday at Tabet fuel station in the Mar Semaan neighborhood in the northern coastal town of Byblos, causing major damage and gutting four floors of an adjacent building.
The fire broke out while a fuel tanker was pumping fuel into the storage of the station, which is located near Saint George church, creating bumper-to-bumper traffic in the area.
Civil Defense firefighters managed to douse the blaze after hours of strenuous efforts, the National News Agency reported later on Friday.
The fire “burned four floors of an adjacent building owned by Ghassan al-Aqouri in addition to the fuel tanker which sparked the blaze and a Grand Cherokee SUV that was parked on the side of the road,” NNA said.
It also damaged a red Mercedes as security forces, rescue crews and local authorities arrived on the scene and inspected the devastation, the agency added.