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Monday, December 06, 2010

Israel: Haifa forest fire extinguished

An update on the forest fire near Haifa, Israel.  This article includes a map showing the affected area near Mt. Carmel.
A massive wildfire which killed 42 people in northern Israel has now been extinguished, emergency officials say.

The blaze, which broke out in forests close to the city of Haifa on Thursday, had required international firefighters and equipment to stem it.

Israel's highest ranking policewoman, Ahuva Tomer, who was caught in the fire on Thursday, has since died of her injuries, her family said.
Read more at BBC News

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