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Israel Forest Fire Contained
JERUSALEM, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A huge fire on Mount Carmel in northern
was contained Sunday afternoon, officials said.
Crews assessing the scene said the fire was
contained in all locations, and firefighters would proceed to extinguish it, Haaretz reported.
Read More at http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2010/12/05/Massive-Israel-fire-declared-contained/UPI-70181291555812/
forest fire kills dozens near Haifa
Firefighters battled the blaze
through the night
About 40 people have died in what is thought
to be Israel's
largest ever forest fire, police have said.
Many of the victims were prison guards travelling on a bus which was caught in the inferno in the Carmel Mountains
near the northern city of Haifa.
Thousands of people, including prison inmates,
have been evacuated from the area.
Scores more have been injured, the ambulance
service said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known…
Read More… BBC.com: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11901750
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