Wildfire near Haifa

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Israel’s worst wildfire in over 60 years broke out on Dec. 2, charring 12,300 acres in the Carmel forest area, near Haifa, taking over five million trees and killing at least 40 people before being brought under control on Dec. 12. Sixteen nations, including Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey, sent crews and aircraft to help fight the fire.

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Israel’s worst wildfire in over 60 years broke out on Dec. 2, charring 12,300 acres in the Carmel forest area, near Haifa, taking over five million trees and killing at least 40 people before being brought under control on Dec. 12. Sixteen nations, including Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey, sent crews and aircraft to help fight the fire.