The Prison Service and the Israel Defense Forces have started evacuating Prison Six and the Carmel civilian prison as fire spreads in the Carmel region. The Carmel prison holds some 420 inmates. The forces are also evacuating Kibbutz HaHotrim and Moshav Megadim.
Also, several of the students residing in the Haifa University dorms have been evacuated. (Ahiya Raved and Raanan Ben-Zur)