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Fire erupts in Syrian refugee camp in Arsal

Fire erupts in Syrian refugee camp in Arsal

A fire in a Syrian refugee camp in Arsal, on the Lebanese-Syrian border, on Aug. 18, 2022. (Courtesy of Sarah Abdallah)

BEIRUT — A fire was reported Thursday in a Syrian refugee camp located in the Lebanese village of Arsal, in the Bekaa, burning down 14 tents, L’Orient-Le Jour's correspondent in the North reported.

Here’s what we know:

    • Residents tried to extinguish the rapidly spreading flames. According to several testimonies, a loud bang was heard before the fire outbreak, but the origin of this explosion is still unclear.

    • Several fires have already ravaged Syrian refugee camps where living and security conditions are deplorable. Some fires have caused casualties.

Additional reporting by Sarah Abdallah. 


BEIRUT — A fire was reported Thursday in a Syrian refugee camp located in the Lebanese village of Arsal, in the Bekaa, burning down 14 tents, L’Orient-Le Jour's correspondent in the North reported. Here’s what we know:     • Residents tried to extinguish the rapidly spreading flames. According to several testimonies, a loud bang was heard before the fire outbreak, but the...