Israeli firefighter and rescue teams were called up from the around the country to help fight the raging fires in the North of the country.
Residents from the northern communities of Moshav Aviel, Atlit, Zichron Ya’akov and the nearby Givat Eden along with the central communities in Latrun and Neve Shalom were all evacuated from their homes as firefighters worked to control the blaze.
Eight people suffered smoke inhalation from the fire in Zikhron, among them a 10-day-old boy, seven-year-old girl, a four-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl, who were evacuated to the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, and four others—a 42-year-old woman, a 32-year old man, a seven-year-old boy and a 2.5-year-old girl—who received treatment at the scene. They were all in light condition. Several other were taken to the hospital throughout the course of the day.
Residents told to Stay away from their homes that are on Fire