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        8/9/2012, Av 21, 5772

      Tiv'on Residents Evacuated; Even-Sapir Fire Controlled


      Firefighting crews on the ground and in the air brought the fire near the Jerusalem-area community of Even-Sapir under control, Thursday afternoon. Some Even-Sapir residents had been evacuated after the fire flared up for the third time since it started on Wednesday.

      Firefighters and police started evacuating residents of the Haifa-area community of Tiv'on, Thursday afternoon, following the spread of a forest fire that broke out between Tiv'on and Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim. Hacarmel Street, from which residents were removed, was closed to traffic.