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Firefighting planes battling ‘very extensive’ blaze in north

An Israeli firefighting plane works to battle a blaze in the north of the country on September 28, 2022. (Fire and Rescue Authority)
An Israeli firefighting plane works to battle a blaze in the north of the country on September 28, 2022. (Fire and Rescue Authority)

Firefighting teams and planes are battling a widespread blaze in northern Israel, according to firefighting authorities.

A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Authority says that 18 firefighting teams, eight firefighting planes and other first responders are working to extinguish the flames, which are burning at several different locales near the Manara kibbutz in the Upper Galilee near the border with Lebanon.

The authority describes the blaze as “very extensive” and says it does not currently have control over the flames.

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