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Fears of hazmat leak as large fire burns at Jordan Valley warehouse

A large fire is seen burning at a warehouse in the Jordan Valley, March 29, 2022. (Israel Fire and Rescue Services)
A large fire is seen burning at a warehouse in the Jordan Valley, March 29, 2022. (Israel Fire and Rescue Services)

A large fire is burning at a warehouse with hazardous substances in the Jordan Valley, fire officials say.

The blaze is spreading with the wind, and is threatening nearby fuel tanks, officials warn.

A nearby kindergarten has been evacuated.

Some 20 firefighting teams are at the scene battling the blaze.

The Israel Fire and Rescue Services says forces at the scene are monitoring the possible leak of hazardous materials from the site.

“Firefighters are operating at a number of areas in an attempt to contain the blaze before it spreads to nearby buildings,” a spokesperson for the fire services says.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

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