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Lebanon wildfires mostly extinguished thanks to help from neighboring countries

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Just a few weeks after the world woke up to the fires tearing through Brazil's Amazon rainforest, another series of tragic forest fires has broken out in Lebanon. This Monday, Oct. 14, hundreds of forest fires erupted in Lebanon's western mountains, and by Tuesday, the fires had seriously started to spread, reaching villages across Lebanon and also affecting neighboring country Syria. 

To help put out the fires, neighboring nations have offered a helping hand to Lebanon, and luckily, rainfall came Tuesday evening, which also helped quell a lot of the fires, Al Jazeera reported. The fires are now under control, but by no means is Lebanon in the state it was before the fires erupted.