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  5/28/2012, Sivan 7, 5772

Fire in Ilanot Forest Causes Evacuations


The Kadima-Tzoran Regional Council decided, Monday to evacuate houses in the the communities of Tzur-Moshe and Kadima, east of Netanya, after a giant fire broke out in the Ilanot Forest. Many firetrucks and firefighting aircraft were sent to the scene but strong winds fanned the flames and hampered their efforts.

Strong winds caused a fire at the intersection of Weizmann and Dov Hoz in Ra'anana, slightly to the south, to spread toward houses in the Neve Rasko neighborhood. Ten houses were evacuated before firefighters controlled the blaze.