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  11/13/2011, Cheshvan 16, 5772

Nir Etzion Hotel Not Evacuated


The management of the Nir Etzion Hotel on Mount Carmel made it clear, Sunday afternoon, that the hotel was not evacuated due to a forest fire burning out of control on the slopes of the mountain, contrary to reports to the contrary. Hotel officials said they had no intention of evacuating the hotel because the fire was not close enough.

Six firefighting companies are battling the blaze, assisted by firefighting aircraft.