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Firefighters battle 10 fires, one caused by Gaza balloon, amid heat wave

Firefighters have been working since the morning to extinguish 10 brush fires along the Gaza border. At least one of them was caused by an incendiary balloon. At this stage, a spokesman for the rescue service says, there is no indication that the remaining fires were caused by incendiary devices.

Israel is in the throes of a heat wave that has seen temperatures soaring to 40°C (104°F) and more on Wednesday.

— Jacob Magid

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