Morning Rockets Spark Blaze in Eshkol Region

Nine rockets fired at Israel Sunday morning; firefighters rush to contain blaze at impact site.

Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin,

Israel's Iron Dome in action (file)
Israel's Iron Dome in action (file)
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Five rockets landed in open areas throughout the Eshkol region near the border with Gaza at roughly 9:00 am Sunday, causing no immediate injuries. 

However, a brushfire has started near one of the impact sites; firefighters are currently rushing to the scene to contain the blaze. 

Earlier, sirens sounded across much of Israel on Sunday morning, waking residents in the Judean foothills (Shefelah) and across the Gush Dan region at roughly 6:00 am. 

Sirens sounded at Ben Gurion Airport, in Modi'in and the surrounding area, in Rehovot, in Nes Ziona, in Kiryat Ekron and surrounding communities, in Palmahim and Rishon LeZion. 

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted four rockets in the early-morning volley over Ramle and Ashdod; no injuries or damage were reported. 

Meanwhile, the Home Front Command (HFC) has issued instructions to residents in the northern city of Netanya on Sunday, asking them to be aware of their local shelters and to clear out their safe rooms in the event of an attack.

The Netanya Municipality has been ordered to open their community shelters as well, after multiple rocket attacks in the Haifa and Nahariya areas over the past several days.