Blaze in north: Industrial Area in Yokneam in flames

Fire breaks out at two locations in Carmel area as dozens of fire crews try to control flames aided by airplanes.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Blaze in north
Blaze in north
Firefighting and rescue, Coastal District Spokesman

More than thirty fire crews have been operating in recent hours at fires in the northern area that erupted in two locations.

On one front the fire advanced towards the Dalit al-Carmel area as efforts are being made to stop the fire spreading over the Carmel landscape.

On the other front, the fire spread towards the Yokneam industrial area. Fearing for the safety of the workers on the spot, the industrial area was evacuated by authorities.

Alongside the fire crews, eight planes are operating in the area to help control the flames.

In another area near Jerusalem, fire fighters assisted by JNF teams were able to gain control of a fire that broke out in Haruvit Forest.

An investigation was opened into the circumstances of the blaze.