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Mass Evacuation Continues As Uncontrolled Carmel Forest Fire Continues To Spread

Location: Carmel, Israel
December 3, 2010

An Israeli firefighter prays during a forest fire in the Carmel Forest close to Haifa, northern Israel, 03 December 2010. A major fire in northern Israel spread through thousands of acres of land and resulted in the deaths of at least five people when a bus evacuating them overturned. Police Spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said he could not give an exact figure of the number of fatalities, but Israel Radio correspondents at the scene put the number as between five to 11. The dead were prisoners being evacuated from a local prison as the fire spread.

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