Firefighters battling 6 blazes sparked by incendiary kites from Gaza

At least six fires have broken out in the Eshkol region of southern Israel, apparently as a result of so-called “fire kites” from the Gaza Strip, according to the local regional council.

Area firefighters and security personnel are working to put out the blazes, as smoke fills the surrounding communities, according to the Eshkol region spokesperson.

The six fires are located near the communities of Kissufim, Nirim, Ein Hashlosha and Reim. Additional fires were reported earlier in the day near Kibbutz Nir Am and Nativ Ha’asara.

— Judah Ari Gross

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