Saturday, December 4, 2010

Forty Dead in Israeli Forest Fire: Update I

It looks like firefighters are making headway against the fire, but they're still worried it might flare up at night, when the winds pick up and firefighting aircraft can't fly.  So far, 41 people are dead and almost 50,000 dunams of land have been destroyed (I think 50,000 dunams is 5,000 hectares or 12,400 acres).  Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys who are suspected of starting a fire near their home that got out of control.

Let's hope the winds die down so the firefighters can get the fire under control before anyone else dies and any more land is destroyed.

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