Injuries as firefighters battle Beirut wood factory blaze

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BEIRUT: A large fire erupted Tuesday in a factory north of Beirut that specializes in fire-rated wood, with reports of injuries.

The fire erupted in a factory that belongs to Fawzi Khoury in the industrial zone of Dikwaneh, in the Metn district of Mount Lebanon, reports said. 

The factory, Bois d’Afrique, specializes “in the production of fire rated wooden doors,” according to its website.

News outlets reported that a worker either fell or threw himself from one of the windows to escape from the blaze.

The number of nature of injuries were not immediately known.

The Red Cross said its teams headed to the factory to treat victims as firefighters battled the blaze.

Photos from the scene showed smoke coming out of the building’s second floor, with workers sitting on the windows to avoid suffocation and hoping to get assistance.

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source: dailystar

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