30% more territory burned than in 2010 Carmel Forest fire

Israel’s Nature and Park Authority says that the territory burned over the past days, some 130,000 dunams (32,124 acres) of natural forests and bushes, is about 30 percent greater than the territory affected in the Carmel Forest fire of 2010.

Most of the territory burned includes the Judean Hills national park and the Kfir natural reserve.

In northern Israel, some 5,000 dunams of forests and bushes have burned.

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