Here’s my second “Looks Like Beirut Award” in as many days. Mr. Andy Ward, I give you the floor:

“I was up at about 1.50am to 2pm and I smelt it. I looked out the window and saw the reflection in the shop window opposite. I thought it was the room below that was on fire.

“I did the alarm and called the fire brigade. We came down at the back of the building thinking we could get out through the archway, but the cars were on fire, so we had to go through the pub.

“Tyres were going off, it was a bit like Beirut.”

I’m sorry Andy but that’s nothing like Beirut. We make sure to remove the tyres off the cars before we set them on fire.

A Lebanese protestor carries tires to feed the fire during a demonstration for wage increases in Beirut on May 7, 2008.

A Lebanese protestor carries tires to feed the fire during a demonstration for wage increases in Beirut on May 7, 2008.