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Carpet factory in flames

Several floors of a carpet factory building in Safra, north of Beirut, caught fire and collapsed Friday as Civil Defense personnel worked to extinguish the flames. At least five workers at the manufacturer were injured. Photographs/Hasan Shaaban

  • Smoke rises from the carpet factory in Safra

  • Lebanese army helicopters collect water as part of efforts to extinguish the fire

  • dropping the water on the burning building

  • Rolls of fabric burn in the vicinity of the burning building

  • Firefighters arrive at the scene

  • the raging fire

  • Firefighters gather efforts to extinguish the fire

  • A firefighter inside of the burning building

  • Firefighters atop of the burning building

  • A portion of the building is on the verge of collapsing

  • A couple sunbathes as an army helicopter collects water

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