Fire near oil refinery in north Lebanon contained, report

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A huge fire erupted Sunday across from the Tripoli oil refinery in al-Beddawi area in north Lebanon , National News Agency reported.

The fire reportedly quickly spread due to strong winds, gutting vast areas of agricultural land located near the refinery’s storage tanks, NNA said

Civil defense firefighting vehicles, assisted by army helicopters, were able to contain the fire, NNA said.

NNA reported that one of the employees at the refinery sustained burns while trying to extinguish the fire when it first erupted.

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