Thursday, December 2, 2010

Major Forest Fire In Israel

Fire in Israel near Haifa, Israel's third largest city (After Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)   Evacuations have started in a Haifa neighborhood.

Bus used in evacuating prisoners lost control and 40 people were killed.  Fire is the largest in Israel's [modern] history.,7340,L-3993412,00.html

Northern fire: 12,000 residents evacuated

Mass evacuation continues into night as fire rages in northern Israel; at least 40 killed as Prison Service bus burns down, Haifa police chief gravely hurt. Jails, psychiatric hospital evacuated. 'Within 30 minutes half the forest was in flames,' says local
Ahiya Raved
Latest Update: 12.03.10, 00:01 / Israel News

Mass evacuation on: Some 12,000 people were evacuated from their homes by late Thursday as a massive fire continued to rage in northern Israel.

Some 5,000 residents in the town of Tirat Carmel were ordered to leave home and thousands of others were evacuated from various northern communities. Two prisons and a psychiatric hospital were also evacuated for fear the flames would reach them.

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