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        8/9/2012, Av 21, 5772

      Flare-up, Evacuation at Even-Sapir; Fire at Tiv'on


      Wednesday's fire near the Jerusalem-area community of Even-Sapir flared up for the third time, Thursday afternoon, and spread toward the community. With ground-based and airborne firefighters returning to the scene, residents of the homes closest to the fire were evacuated.

      A big fire was reported in the forest between Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim and Tiv'on, east of Haifa, and spreading toward Tiv'on. Eight ground crews and firefighting aircraft were battling the blaze.

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