Skip to comments.Libya oil-tanker fire blazes out of control
Posted on 07/28/2014 12:52:23 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
A fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival militias have resumed in the area, the National Oil Company says.
Six million litres of fuel were set ablaze by a rocket late on Sunday, with the second depot hit on Monday.
"It is out of control. The second tank has been hit and the firefighters have withdrawn from the site as the fighting has resumed in the area", National Oil Company spokesman Mohamed Al-Harrai told Reuters on Monday.
"The situation is very dangerous after a second fire broke out at another petroleum depot," the government said, warning of a "disaster with unforeseeable consequences".
The Libyan government earlier appealed for "international help" fighting the blaze amid heavy fighting that the Libyan government said has killed more than 150 people in Tripoli and Benghazi during two weeks of fighting.
A statement posted to the government's website on Monday warned of a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" after fighting between rival militias over the country's international airport caused the inferno.
Officials said that firefighters sent to the scene had been unable to put out the fire, AFP reported.
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Obama broke Libya with his 2011 war, and the news media refuses to make him own it...
Yea - big joke.....
And Hillary bragged about killing Khadafi!
What difference does it make, indeed. Everywhere you look the hands of these piece O crap democRatS are stained with blood. Will we stop it before the killing starts here? Oh wait, it already has. VA killing vets, illegals killing US citizens, and on it goes.......
Barry, Linda and Johnnie Mac’s Libyan escapade has come crashing down.
“Barry, Linda and Johnnie Macs Libyan escapade has come crashing down.”
Meanwhile, the average sheeple has no idea what is happening, since Lebron’s Twitter account and the Daily Show won’t mention it, out of fear of making Obama look bad.
Bammy and Hilly B ash holes. Momo (although an awful dictator) was at least settled on semi-good terms with the US.
Jerkwad Admin sided with the rebels who are far worse than just have leaving Momo alone to have fought the internal battles there without us giving his enemies help. Plus 4 dead Americans needlessly in Benghazi.Now the rebels are our enemies and always were. Epic FAIL— or success by Obamination of Desolation.
How close to totally out-of-control is the global situation? The US is TOTALLY responsible. Funding rebels to oust stable regimes and blur national borders makes it impossible to maintain civilization.
Ebola usually takes care of that by itself.
This appears to be an oil TANK fire, and not a TANKER fire. Is that correct. I’ve seen several outlets refer to a TANKER fire.
Even an oil truck isn’t called a tanker. Ships built to carry crude and other petroleum products are called tankers.
Not picking nits, just want to figure out what’s going on.
The fruits of the Arab spring are rotten.