BEIRUT — A big hearth erupted on Thursday in Beirut’s port, sending an enormous plume of black smoke into the sky and unnerving residents nonetheless recovering from the horrific port explosion that devastated town final month.

The hearth was burning in a warehouse that had been broken within the earlier explosion. Whereas a lot of the port was leveled by the August blast, the newest hearth apparently started within the teetering skeleton of one of many remaining buildings.

Movies taken on the scene present flames engulfing an already broken warehouse within the port and a thick plume of black smoke rising from the world.

The extent and reason for the fireplace weren’t instantly clear, however the Lebanese Army said in a statement that the fireplace started at an obligation free warehouse the place oil and tires had been saved. Helicopters had been responding to the scene.

Residents of town, nonetheless reeling from the sooner blast, shared dozens of photos and movies on social media, and so they voiced their concern that one other main catastrophe was underway.

Efforts to clear the world from the sooner blast, which killed greater than 190 individuals, injured 6,000 and brought on billions of {dollars} in harm, are nonetheless persevering with, and some bystanders posted clips on Thursday of workers fleeing from the area.

Megan Specia contributed reporting.