Firefighting teams are still battling the flames, which have so far devoured 62 acres of natural forest.
Friday's fire claimed dozens of acres of greenery between Ahihud and Kibbutz Yassur, and another fire erupted in the same area on Saturday morning.
Another fire erupted several hours later near Yirka, forcing firefighters to battle the mountainous terrain as well as the flames. Some 12 acres were destroyed.
Firefighting aircrafts were deployed as part of the efforts to control the blaze.
Fire near Ahihud (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)
"The human factor had to have had a hand in this," he said. "It takes 40 years to grow a forest and only 40 minutes for it to burn down."
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