#Haifa buildings consumed in several locations; 11 neighborhoods cleared…Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Turkey send help” [VIDEO]

TIMES OF ISRAEL
60,000 flee massive fires raging across Haifa; arson in some cases
by Staff
November 24, 2016

Some sixty thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Haifa Thursday as a wave of wildfires threatened the bay metropolis, bolstered by high winds and dry conditions that have contributed to a spate of blazes across the country this week. Residents of a total of 11 neighborhoods in the city were told to leave their homes, as fires in at least five locations consumed homes and businesses. By late afternoon, more than 100 people in the Haifa area had been treated for fire-related injuries, mostly smoke inhalation. Israel Police chief Roni Alsheich said some of the fires were set by arsonists, “presumably with nationalist motives,” but most were not. He said some suspects were in custody. READ MORE

Related story: JPost–Fires now under control, says Public Security Minister

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