Fire destroys a large area of woods in mount Eibal in Nablus

[ 10/06/2011 – 08:08 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– A fire started Friday morning in the woods of Eibal mount to the north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus spreading to destroy large areas of the wood and continue until the writing of this report according to sources in the Palestinian fire brigades.

Palestinian fire fighting teams from Nablus rushed to the site and are working in shifts trying to control the fire with the available manual means. Fire engines cannot reach the site because of lack of roads.

Fire brigades sources in Nablus said that fire fighters reach the site of the fire on foot and are facing difficulties because the proximity of these woods to Israeli occupation military camps overlooking the city of Nablus.

The size of damage is not known yet but is expected to be extensive as the fire spread over a large area and is still out of control as the Palestinian fire fighters lack equipment and resources

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