A fire broke out in the Mount Carmel area of northern Israel around 10:00 am on Thursday. There are conflicting reports. Arson is not being ruled out, especially since some are saying that the fire appears to have started around the same time in three separate locations. At least 40 are dead. For a really good timeline I suggest keeping up with things over at the Muqata. Jameel will resume live blogging soon I would imagine. It's almost 7:30 on Friday morning over there.
As we remember the miracle of the flames of Chanukah, let us pray that we see a miracle in these fires being put out quickly. The foreign fire fighting planes should be there and in action now.
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