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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-12-04

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] CYPRUS - ISRAEL - FIRES

  • [01] CYPRUS - ISRAEL - FIRES

    firefighting helicopter of Cyprus Police continued on Saturday to contribute in efforts to help battle the huge forest fire close to the northern city of Haifa at the slopes of Karmel hill, that has killed at least 42 people and forced mass evacuations.

    Police Spokesman Michalis Katsounotos told CNA that firefighting efforts were reinforced on Saturday by other aircraft teams sent from various countries and the situation is definitely better than Friday.

    The only problem are the stormy winds although there is optimism that with the reinforcement of efforts to battle the fire with new aircrafts which arrived on Saturday morning at Israel from various countries, the fire will get under control, he added.

    According to the Police Spokesman the Cypriot team will remain in Israel for as long it is needed while Cyprus Police and Fire Brigade are ready to send ground teams in case they are asked to do so by the government of Israel.


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