Firefighters put out a blaze that raged for several hours at a gasoline storage tank in southern Lebanon on Oct. 11.
Officials reported there were no casualties in the fire at the Zahrani oil facility on the Mediterranean coast, which had sent a huge column of smoke into the sky.
The fire reportedly resulted from an operator error as gasoline was being transported from one storage tank to another, the National News Agency (NNA) reported. But the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The fight to extinguish the blaze lasted most of the morning. Fire trucks from Beirut assisted.
The gasoline belonged to the army, the prime minister's office earlier reported.
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