A fire broke out in a shopping mall being built in Beirut, setting the third flame in a week in a city still shaking from a devastating explosion in August.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames that damaged a corner of the Beirut Souks mesh roof.
There were no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire is not yet known.
The building was designed by the practice of renowned late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.
Born in Baghdad, Dame Zaha studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut – where she later designed a campus building that was completed in 2014 – before beginning her career at the London Architecture Association.
Her other creations include the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow’s Museum of Transport and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.
Beirut Souks is located in a commercial neighborhood near the city port, where a blast six weeks ago killed nearly 200 people, injured 6,000 others and caused up to $ 4.6 billion ($ 3.6 billion) in physical damage and $ 3.5 billion in economic damage.
The disaster, which is still under investigation, occurred when a fire caused the explosion of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored unsafe.
Last week, two fires in the port sparked alarm and anger among residents, who have accused the ruling elite of corruption, negligence and mismanagement.
Last Tuesday was a small fire that quickly went out and a larger fire Thursday at a port depot where aid was being stored.
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An investigation into the recent blaze revealed that sparks from a chainsaw may have been the cause.
“Terribly horrible. It’s unbelievable,” jogger Joe Sayegh told Reuters news agency as he stood near the Beirut Souks after the last fire on Tuesday. “Every day we have a problem.”
Lebanon was already recovering from an economic crisis that had caused its currency to plummet, raising unemployment and plunging many into poverty.
The government resigned after the Beirut bombing, and Western powers are demanding that its replacement implement reforms to unblock financial aid.
“If they are the same people, nothing will change,” Mr Sayegh said.
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