"Libya Oil Depot Fire: Officials Call for International Help"

"A Libya oil depot fire spread uncontrolled Monday, after the oil depot was caught in the middle of militias battling for control of an airfield. The Libya oil depot fire had spread to a second depot by Monday afternoon, according to the government.

"CAIRO — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

Libya's interim government said in a statement that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno. It did not say what it specifically needed.

The blaze had spread to a second depot by Monday afternoon, the government said. It was unclear if there were any injuries from the fire."
 
Maamoun Youssef reports for the Associated Press

SEE ALSO:

"UN Condemns Terrorist Oil Sales From Iraq, Syria" (AP)

"Iraq Fights To Block Kurd Oil From Entering Texas" (CNBC)
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014