Official: Fire-hit Zichron Yaakov didn’t act to protect itself from fires

A senior firefighting official suggests Wednesday that municipalities bear some of the responsibility for the fire damage to dozens of homes throughout the country over the past two days.

The official says the city of Zichron Yaakov “was warned repeatedly, including a few weeks ago, that homes were built too near to woodlands, and that they needed to implement a fire safety plan. It was never done because of budget issues.”

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