Photo: Firefighting services
Paper factory fire
Photo: Firefighting services
Fire rages in Lod paper factory
Some 40 firefigher teams battle fire which threatens tons of fuel oil; police evacuate nearby buildings

About 40 firefighting teams are fighting a massive fire raging in a paper factory in Lod. Five firefighters have sustained light injuries from smoke inhalation and heat.


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The firefighters are spraying water on a five-ton barrel of fuel oil in order to cool it down and prevent it from exploding.

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Paper factory fire (Photo: Central district firefighting services)


In addition, firefighters are trying to stop the fire from spreading to nearby asbestos-made structures, which could release harmful materials to the air if they catch fire.


Large police forces are also at the site, and a police helicopter is hovering over the factory and directing firefighters on the ground.


Fearing the fire spreading, security forces evacuated several nearby buildings.



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