Smothering flames in Israel

A firefighting plane helping to extinguish a bushfire in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa yesterday. About 50,000 Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city while others were trapped inside as firefighters struggled
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A firefighting plane helping to extinguish a bushfire in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa yesterday. About 50,000 Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city while others were trapped inside as firefighters struggled to control raging bushfires, officials said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Smothering flames in Israel'. Print Edition | Subscribe