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Israel Forest Fire Contained

JERUSALEM, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A huge fire on Mount Carmel in northern Israel 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.



Israel 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…

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