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Dec 4, 2010

Deadly Israeli Forest Fire

Deadly Israeli Forest Fire

Israel struggled to contain a huge and deadly forest fire that raged on, despite the efforts of firefighting planes from half a dozen countries. The worst inferno in Israel’s history has killed 41 people, forced 17,000 to flee their homes and destroyed some 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of woodland near the port of Haifa. Foreign firefighting planes joined the battle to contain the blaze after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed for help because of a shortage of such aircraft in Israel. Planes and helicopters from the United States, Spain, Azerbaijan and Switzerland were expected to join those from Russia, Turkey, Greece, Britain, France and Cyprus, already dumping water on the flames.

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