1000s Evacuated as Fire Spreads in Haifa

Israel (Tasnim) – The Israeli regime has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people and called up hundreds of military reservists to battle a spreading fire in the city of Haifa.

Police said at least eight neighborhoods had been evacuated by early afternoon, as smoke spread over the city. At least 17 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, AP reported on Thursday.

Police and firefighters were deployed throughout the city, as people loaded up supermarket carts with belongings and fled their homes.

Some people connected hoses together from apartment buildings to help battle the fires,

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while residents covered their faces in cloths.

The Haifa fire is the largest of several blazes to erupt across Occupied Palestine over the past two days. The fires have quickly spread due to dry weather and heavy winds.

 

This report prepared by Tasnim News Agency.