Five fire fighters were lightly injured Friday due to smoke inhalation as they attempted to extinguish a raging fire that broke out in a cardboard factory in northern Lod.
Dozens of firefighting crews and over 80 firefighters were rushed to the scene of the blaze but were still fighting the flames Friday evening.
“The fire broke out in the storage area of the factory that produces cartons,” Guy Mansharov, a spokesman for the Central District Fire Department, told Channel 2 news. “The flames are very high, and we are still trying to control the fire.”
Although there was no threat that hazardous materials might catch fire at the scene, the many flammable substances at the cardboard factory made it extremely difficult for firefighters to put out the blaze.
Over the past week, hundreds of fires have broken out across the country, mainly due to extremely dry and windy weather.