Fire rages near Kibbutz Kalia near Dead Sea, 2 beaches evacuated

A fire is raging in groves near Kibbutz Kalia near the Dead Sea in the West Bank, causing a portion of Route 90 — Israel’s main north-south highway — to be closed to traffic.

The blaze — which has now renewed after a fire overnight that was suspected as arson by Palestinians — is expanding toward Neve Midbar Beach and the nearby Biankini Beach, which have both been evacuated.

Many firefighting teams are on their way, according to the Israel Fire and Rescue Service.

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