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Lebanon Fires in pictures

Firefighters Tuesday struggled to contain wildfires raging in Chouf, Aley and Metn, the worst to hit Lebanon in decades. Fires that began early Monday morning in the Chouf’s Meshref area grew Monday night and Tuesday morning as high winds and dry conditions carried embers across large distances.

  • A man tries to extinguish a fire in the Chouf, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Burnt out cars in Damour, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Firefighters extinguish flames after fires broke out around the village of Meshref in the Chouf mountains, Oct. 15, 2019. AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • Trees burn in the Chouf area, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Fire rages as a plane hovers over Meshref, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • A firefighter extinguishes fires in Meshref, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Burnt out trees in Meshref, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • A woman is helped after a fire broke in Damour, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)

  • Burnt trees in Meshref, Oct. 15, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Calcined trees stand in an ash-covered field after fires broke out around the village of Meshref in Lebanon's Chouf mountains, Oct. 15, 2019. AFP / JOSEPH EID

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