Massive fires ‘sparked by Hezbollah rocket and drone strikes’ rage across Israel as city evacuated

Massive fires ‘sparked by Hezbollah rocket and drone strikes’ rage across Israel as city evacuated

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LEBANESE militant group Hezbollah has “taken revenge” on Israel and set the north on fire with a barrage of rockets and drones.

Israel’s military claims to have killed a prominent operative involved in improving the group’s air defences in a strike in southern Lebanon.

Firefighters battled blazes across northern Israel early this morning, reportedly sparked yesterday by rockets and drones launched by Hezbollah from Lebanon.

Thirty firefighting crews worked overnight to extinguish the fires as several major roads were closed in Galilee, said the Israel Fire and Rescue Services.

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Several yards, outdoor structures, and the roof of at least one home were up in flames in the mostly-evacuated city of Kiryat Shmona.

First responders worked tirelessly to control the flames and stop them from reaching homes.

Dramatic video shared on social media showed a large team battling flames encroaching on Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, north of the city.

But fires also broke out in the areas of Mount Adir and Amiad, where it was firefighters’ goal to prevent the blaze from jumping to the nearby village of Kahal, which has a population of about 500 people.

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Infernos have been raging since yesterday afternoon and were mostly brought under control by Tuesday morning, said Israel’s fire service.

Six Israel Defence Forces reservists were rushed to hospital having inhaled smoke, as five citizens were also treated for smoke inhalation.

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