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Israeli firefighters arrive in California to help battle wildfires

Israeli firefighters arrive in California to help battle wildfires

Israeli firefighters arrived in Sacramento, California, to assist with battling a wave of wildfires sweeping through the area.Marcy Oster/JTA, 31/08/2020 22:38
'Australia fires are impacting physical, mental health'

'Australia fires are impacting physical, mental health'

Doctors in Australia are warning citizens about serious public health effects resulting from the country’s devastating wildfires.NPR, 09/01/2020 23:40
In first time in Australian history, reservists called up to battle wildfires

In first time in Australian history, reservists called up to battle wildfires

Soaring temperatures in Australia, breaking a heat record of 80 years, has escalated disaster 'to entirely new level,' Australian PM says.Sara Rubenstein, 04/01/2020 23:35
Jewish institutions closed amid California wildfires

Jewish institutions closed amid California wildfires

Jewish institutions in LA area, northern California close, residents evacuate amid spate of large wildfires.Marcy Oster/JTA, 29/10/2019 20:29
Israeli delegation lands in Ethiopia to help fight wildfire

Israeli delegation lands in Ethiopia to help fight wildfire

Israel sends 10 firefighters to Ethiopia to help fight large fire which has raged for 2 weeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2019 08:24
KKL-JNF offers help for California forest fires recovery

KKL-JNF offers help for California forest fires recovery

Israeli environmental organization offers aid to US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service after devastating California fires.JTA, 20/11/2018 17:03
Rabbi saves Torah scrolls from destruction in California fires

Rabbi saves Torah scrolls from destruction in California fires

Community leader rescues scrolls as wildfire engulfs area in Thousand Oaks, CA - where shooter had killed 12 only a day before.Josefin Dolsten - JTA, 13/11/2018 11:52
Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire

Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire

Jewish institutions reopen, Los Angeles Fire department says blaze was caused by illegal cooking fire.JTA, 13/12/2017 12:36
LA Jewish institutions close as Skirball fire approaches

LA Jewish institutions close as Skirball fire approaches

Synagogues in path of massive wildfire tearing through southern California.JTA, 07/12/2017 17:17
Fires rage in southern California

Fires rage in southern California

Wildfires raging in southern California destroy over 300 buildings, force 200,000 to evacuate area.Chana Roberts, 07/12/2017 13:54
'Black goat' to thrive again in Israel

'Black goat' to thrive again in Israel

Israeli government backs bill encouraging goats to graze in appropriate areas, aiding fire prevention.AFP, 23/11/2017 07:55
Israeli winery offers solace in the face of tragedy

Israeli winery offers solace in the face of tragedy

Golan Heights Winery's native Californian winemaker looks to give back to his home state after massive wildfires leave thousands homeless.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2017 16:40
Kosher winery damaged in California fires partially reopens

Kosher winery damaged in California fires partially reopens

California authorities begin to gain control over wildfires which have left dozens dead.JTA, 17/10/2017 15:15
40 dead, thousands homeless in California as fires rage on

40 dead, thousands homeless in California as fires rage on

Wildfires grow to 100 miles wide, tear through northern California killing 40, destroying nearly 6,000 homes.David Rosenberg, 15/10/2017 17:35
California wildfires damage kosher winery

California wildfires damage kosher winery

Death toll rises to 31, hundreds missing.JTA, 13/10/2017 09:22
Death toll rises to 17 as fires ravage California

Death toll rises to 17 as fires ravage California

Thousands homeless after wildfires ravage Northern California's wine country, killing 17. Tens of thousands of homes still at risk.David Rosenberg, 11/10/2017 13:13
10 dead in California wildfires

10 dead in California wildfires

At least 10 dead, 1,500 buildings destroyed as more than 14 fires ravage eight counties throughout Northern California.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2017 03:07
Israel, Greece and Cyprus agree to cooperate on wildfires

Israel, Greece and Cyprus agree to cooperate on wildfires

Israel, Greece and Cyprus have agreed to fight wildfires together, as well as cooperating on natural gas production.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/12/2016 16:47
Tennessee: Wildfires were 'human-caused'

Tennessee: Wildfires were 'human-caused'

As death toll in massive Tennessee forest fires rises to 11, reports indicate that fires may have been man-made.Tal Polon, 02/12/2016 13:08
Images from inside the inferno

Images from inside the inferno

Dramatic images of firefighters battling the blazes that raged across Israel last week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2016 18:45
Watch: Bar Mitzvah celebration in fire-ravaged community

Watch: Bar Mitzvah celebration in fire-ravaged community

Nevo Reisman of Neve Tzuf was to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, but the fire changed the plans. The event was held Tuesday.Yoni Kempinski, 30/11/2016 03:42
Wildfires rage in Tennessee

Wildfires rage in Tennessee

Wildfires have forced the evacuation of thousands in Tennessee, less than one week after fires across Israel.Gary Willig, 29/11/2016 17:58
Jewish Agency to provide aid to fire victims

Jewish Agency to provide aid to fire victims

Jewish Agency for Israel to provide immediate financial assistance to families across Israel who cannot return to their homes.Ben Ariel, 28/11/2016 04:45
Rivlin thanks Erdogan for firefighting assistance

Rivlin thanks Erdogan for firefighting assistance

President Rivlin speaks with Turkish counterpart, thanks him for his country's assistance during the recent wave of fires.Elad Benari, 28/11/2016 01:09
Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks PA chairman for sending firefighters to assist in extinguishing the fires in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2016 01:53
Residents affected by fires to receive 2,500 shekels

Residents affected by fires to receive 2,500 shekels

Kahlon announces that residents who lost their homes in fires will receive an initial compensation of 2,500 shekels per person.Elad Benari, 27/11/2016 01:12
Supertanker arrives in Israel

Supertanker arrives in Israel

The largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world can carry up to 19,600 gallons of retardant or water.Ben Ariel, Canada, 25/11/2016 22:01
Watch: Netanyahu meets firefighting air crews

Watch: Netanyahu meets firefighting air crews

Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the Hatzor Air Base where a majority of the firefighting planes are based.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 25/11/2016 21:08