A woman is being evacuated from her house in Damour. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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"It's the wrath of God," Walid Mansour said, standing outside the blackened remnants of his garage in Damour, south of Beirut.Mansour had rushed to evacuate his family as a devastating fire that began in the Chouf mountains drew closer overnight Monday.As the fire rolled down the Chouf mountains toward residential areas, church bells began to ring in warning. Today, three Civil Defense teams from Palestinian refugee camps in Ain al-Hilweh, Burj al-Barajneh and Shatila volunteered to fight the blazes.The fires all but ran out of fuel in the resort town of Meshref, less than a five-minute drive from Damour.In the Aley town of Btater, Salim Abou-Moujahed died from suffocation after working for hours putting out a blaze.A male relative told local news channel LBCI that he blamed the state's shortcomings for Abou-Moujahed death.He said that Abou-Moujahed and other local people had fought the flames for four hours, without the help of firefighters.
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