BEIRUT — A fire broke out Friday afternoon in forests of pine and fruit trees near the village of Saysouq, in Akkar, North Lebanon, at a time when the country is experiencing warm temperatures during its summer season, L’Orient Today’s correspondent in North Lebanon reported.
Here’s what we know:
• According to L’Orient Today’s correspondent, the Civil Defense, assisted by activists and residents of the village, deployed to put out the fire, which has been extinguished.
• Lebanon has recently been the scene of a series of devastating fires with most being of human origin. Akkar is particularly prone to forest fires and is home to large swaths of green areas, which have seen regular fires during the warm and dry seasons.
Additional reporting by Michel Hallak.