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      Archive: 3/14/2013

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        3/14/2013, Nisan 3, 5773

      Goren Residents Ordered to Homes as Fire Spreads

      Residents of Goren, between Ma'alot Tarshiha and the Lebanese border, were ordered to shut themselves up in their homes, Thursday evening, after a fire in the the western-Galilee community's industrial zone spread. The blaze began with an explosion in a fireworks factory and spread to nearby factories and garages, including a light metals plant and a battery factory which went up in flame and partially collapsed.

      Police closed off the area as firefighters and reinforcements battled the blaze. Much of the effort is aimed at preventing the fire from reaching a nearby propane plant which houses a number of dangerous materials.