Firefighters battle Lebanon fuel storage tank blaze

Plumes of smoke were seen billowing into the sky as flames raged, video footage from social media showed.

There was no immediate official comment or reports of casualties at the Zahrani oil facility on the Mediterranean coast.

Al Jadeed TV channel reported the Lebanese army was evacuating the area amid fears that the fire would spread and cause an explosion.

The facility at Zahrani, around 8 km (5 miles) south of the city of Sidon, houses one of the country's main power stations.

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