Two aircraft-amphibian be-200CHS MCHS Rossii, which began on the eve of the suppression of forest fires in Israel on Saturday, are fighting the fire near the city of Haifa, reports the press service of EMERCOM of Russia. Edition NEWSru Israel notes that the situation remains difficult, and a secret service investigation confirmed that most of the fires were the result of arson caused by “national hatred of the Jewish state.”
The Ministry said: “in the early morning, two planes extinguish fires in the vicinity of Haifa, where the day before due to interaction with the ground task force, the situation has improved. However, while there remains a complex situation.” The report emphasizes the skill of the pilots engaged in the diversion of water at planing over the Mediterranean sea.
Amphibious aircraft are based at a military airbase Hatzor. The main task set before the Russian crews, it is the protection from fire of the cities of Haifa, Galil and Carmel. On the eve of the aircraft, the Ministry of emergency situations managed to put out one large fire near Haifa, reminds RIA “Novosti”.
In the night of Saturday the most dangerous firefighters were called to the fire near the settlement of Halamish, where about 200 families. It burned at least a dozen homes. Suppression have been involved about 20 teams, who managed to localize the fire. Evacuated residents of the settlement of Halamish reported that the fighting in their neighborhood the night, joined the air force.