Firefighters setting out the huge fire in the wooden factory Bois D'afrique in Dikwaneh, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Firefighters struggled until late Tuesday to contain a large fire that swept through a factory north of Beirut that specializes in fire-rated wood, leaving around 10 employees injured and one missing.It then spread to the second floor and hours later reached the factory's roof, and two large containers of paint thinner stored there exploded.The fire damaged the walls and ceiling of the building. Black smoke emerged from the building's second floor windows as firefighters used ladders to rescue trapped workers.Matar said his factory was insured against fires, adding that it satisfied international safety standards.
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