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      Archive: 11/15/2009

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        11/15/2009, Cheshvan 28, 5770

      Soldier's Cigarette Lit Fire that Consumed 720 Rifles

      A soldier stationed at an Air Force headquarters in central Israel smoked a cigarette inside a gun store last week and caused a large fire when he threw down the still-lit cigarette butt, Yediot Acharonot reported.

      The cigarette butt set a pile of coats on fire and the entire store went up in flames, burning 720 M-16 rifles and dozens of night vision goggles. No one was hurt. The Air Force appointed a committee of inquiry.