A terrible fire, the worst natural disaster in Israel's history, is raging on Mount Carmel, near Haifa, since around noon.
Perhaps 40 Prison Service personnel were burned to death in one bus. They were on the way to a prison to evacuate 500 prisoners.
Kibbutz Beit Oren burned.
Over 6,000 dumans (1500 acres) of woodland, including the beautiful forest area called Little Switzerland have already been destroyed.
Thousands of citizens in danger are being evacuated.
We have had no rain since last spring. The weather is hot and dry. The wind keeps changing direction today.
Helicopters and planes cannot fly to drop water or fire retardant during the night, in the dark.
We have asked Spain, Italy, Greece, Russia, and Cyprus to send firefighting aircraft and lots of the red chemical to help us.
Please add your prayers too.
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