Fire moves west, more evacuated
Firefighting teams from Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Britain arrive in Israel, begin drawing water from sea to cast over flames consuming north. Air Force chief briefs forces: ‘Nice to see countries coming to our aid’
Foreign firefighting teams began aiding Israel Friday morning as it battled one of the worst fires in its history. The blaze is moving west, threatening a Haifa neighborhood and the Druze town of Isfiya.
The first to join forces were Greek and Bulgarian teams, which had arrived in the Ramat David Air Force base before first light. A British helicopter landed in Haifa later in the morning, having come from Cyprus along with a Cypriot plane and chopper.
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on a personal note, my son was able to come home from Haifa this morning – the bus routes were open.