Wildfire breaks out in North, 1000 people evacuated

No injuries; fire fighters extinguish fire that broke out at Park Snir, between Kibbutz Maayan-Baruch and Kibbutz HaGoshrim.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

A bush fire broke out Friday night in Park Snir between Kibbutz Maayan Baruch and Kibbutz HaGoshrim in the North.

Israeli Fire and Rescue Service plane - Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM

Israeli Fire and Rescue Service plane – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM

Large forces of fire fighters and police were called to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire after several hours.

The emergency services evacuated some one thousand people visiting the area including dozens of families who were camping in the region.

There were no injuries and the authorities said that there were no concerns regarding the safety of the kibbutzim residents.

Area settlement Magav Security Directors coordinating firefighters and the evacuation of some 1000 people (illustrative). – Photo: Phillip Pasmanick

 

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