Arson blamed for Thursday’s massive Haifa blaze; four new fires on Friday

Israel continued to battle fires in different parts of the country on Friday, with outbreaks reported in Beit Meir in the Jerusalem hills, near Kiryat Gat in the South of the country, next to Harashim in the Galilee, and near the Carmel Government Hospital in Haifa.

A spokesperson of the Haifa Fire Department said on Friday they have evidence that a fire started near the city’s main fire depot was an act of arson. Speaking to Channel 2, Uri Chibotaro said video evidence proved the cause of the blaze.


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