Nov. 25, 2016
Fires Burn Throughout Israel for Third Day
Fires that spread nationwide were declared “under control” Thursday night. Some 2,224 acres were burned in Israel’s biggest natural disaster since the Mt. Carmel fire of 2010. In addition to several fires in the Haifa area, several homes were set alight in the central Israeli towns of Nirit and Savyon. A fire erupted next to the train station in Modi’in and another next to train tracks near Caesarea. A blaze also began in Rishon Letzion, while another sprang up in Menashe Forest. Near Jerusalem, fires spread around Canada Park and Sha’ar Hagai.
Firefighters also fought blazes near Lotem in the Galilee, Avtalyon south of Lotem, the Segev Forest near Karmiel, Beit Keshet northeast of Nazareth, Kfar Hahoresh near Nazareth, and Hazore’a Forest southeast of Haifa. Another blaze spread in the area of Esh’har in the Galilee. A large forest fire spread outside Midrach Oz in the Jezreel Valley. (Ha’aretz)