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Tank belonging to Eilat-Ashkelon oil pipeline on fire after rocket hit

A large tank belonging to the Eilat-Ashkelon oil pipeline was hit by a rocket earlier today and has been on fire for several hours, media is now reporting.

Firefighters have been working to douse the blaze, so far unsuccessfully.

Channel 12 reports there are fears that hazardous materials could be spread by the fire.

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