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Aftermath of Lebanese wildfires

Some of the largest fires began Monday morning in the Meshref area of Chouf and grew overnight as strong winds carried embers across large distances, threatening homes and residents. The fires continued to break out across Lebanon Tuesday, prompting the country to seek foreign assistance. The winds and the high temperatures made the conditions perfect for the wildfire to take hold and spread rapidly.

  • A helicopter fights wildfires in Debbieh, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • The Arc en Ciel association in Damour, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A burnt out building in Damour, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Civil Defense members extinguish a fire in Damour, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Charred trees in Damour, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A firefighting plane in Debbieh, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Burnt out appliances at the Arc en Ciel association in Damour, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

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