Pictures from the Safra Carpet Factory Fire

These are some pictures I took, while on my way to Beirut, of the Safra carpet factory as the fire that ravaged it all day was slowly contained. For pictures of the beginning of the fire, check out this set by Blog Baladi.

I have passed the place countless times while on my way to and from home in the North but never thought much about it. I actually didn’t know it was the carpet factory until today.

It was always shabby looking but after today, I don’t think there’s anything there anymore.

It’s a good thing no one got hurt. Here’s a video of the top floors collapsing:

Is it just me or are fires in Lebanon increasing dramatically these days? Wasn’t it a couple of weeks ago that a huge fire took place at the outskirts of Beirut?