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.
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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