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News Brief

  1/30/2012, Shevat 6, 5772

Nature and Parks Authority Not Ready for the Next Fire


The Nature and National Parks Authority warned, last week, that it is not ready for another fire on the order of the deadly and destructive Carmel Ridge fire of 2010.

In a letter, sent  to Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Wednesday, authority head Shaul Goldstein said that 55 million shekels allotted after the disaster to prevent future fires and to handle them have not yet been transferred. He added, "Since summer is approaching, I want to warn that we won't be prepared properly for the next fire! Knowing your commitment to security and safety, I ask you to help resolve the problem, "