Zikhron Ya'akov: Houses in flames
Watch: 10 homes on fire in Zikhron Ya'akovIn a video recorded by Channel 2 News, the burning homes, fields and trees in Zikhron Ya'akov are seen. Many additional firefighting teams are on their way to the town in order to assist the forces already at the scene.
While firefighters are trying to contain the massive fire in Zikhron Ya'akov, Channel 2 News reporters toured the town’s streets. In the video, homes and trees that caught fire are seen.
In the video, the thick smoke is also seen hovering over the town while the flames still threaten the buildings and parked cars.
14 firefighting aircraft are assisting the firefighters on the ground. Eight people have been treated by Magen David Adom teams for smoke inhalation. Four of the people were treated at the scene while the others, including a 10-month-old infant, were transported to a hospital in Hadera for medical care. In light of the massive blaze, a state of emergency has been declared for Zikhron Ya'akov.
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In the past 24 hours, four fires have threatened Israelis throughout the country.
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