75,000 Evacuated From Haifa As Israeli Government Warns of ‘Arson Terror’

Israeli firefighters help extinguish a fire in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on November 24, 2016. Hundreds of Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city Haifa with others trapped inside as firefighters struggled to control raging bushfires, officials said.
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The Times of Israel reports: Firefighters continued to battle blazes around the country, including massive fires in Haifa, Thursday evening, with government officials blaming some of the fires on arsonists, whom they accused of “terrorism.

More than 75,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Israel’s third largest city, and 136 people were treated for smoke inhalation. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the situation elsewhere in the country was “under control.”

More than 300 firefighters were working through the evening to try battle the blazes, supported by IDF soldiers and members of the Home Front Command.

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