Fire briefly erupts in central Beirut commercial district
The fire erupted in a futuristic seafront building that was close to completion after years of construction. Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed earlier showed images of smoke billowing from the building.
A Reuters witness said part of one side of the building was smouldering as firefighters hosed it down.
Last week, a big fire broke out at Beirut port, the scene of the catastrophic Aug. 4 port explosion.