Friday, September 08, 2006

Incident: Warehouse fire, Lebanon

A large fire in the UNHCR's Beirut warehouse destroyed thousands of relief items including tents, blankets and mattresses. A staff member attempting to fight the fire was treated for injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This incident is a good reminder of the importance of performing periodic fire safety inspections, training staff on dealing with fires, and having fire response plans in place.


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