Families Evacuated as Fire Blazes in Northern Israel

Fire is third to strike Galilee in a day; hundreds of dunams of woodlands destroyed.

A fire broke out yesterday on Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee, the third blaze in the area within a day. Ten firefighting teams and four firefighting aircraft were working to douse the fire, which erupted close to Moshav Amirim on the slopes of Mount Meron.