A forest fire in Lebanon prompted a nearby school to evacuate students injuring a firefighter, The Daily Star reported.

Forest fire hit the southern Sidon town of Maghdouche causing the evacuation of students and teachers at the nearby Al-Aila School. One rescue soldier was injured.

The Army along with a helicopter have been dispatched to the area.

In August 2013, forest fire affected al-Bira and Sendyaneh areas of Lebanon. History biggest forest fire hit Lebanon's Akkar region in July 2013.

Photo below shows the Lebanon soldiers trying to put out a forest fire in the southern town of Maghdouche (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari).

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Original post: Natural Disasters List October 8, 2013

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