Battling a Fire at Park Lachish

In a blaze that broke out Monday around noon near an IDF base in Beit Guvrin, some 20 firefighting units plus six aircraft were deployed, but not before about 30,000 dunams [nearly 12 square miles] were burned, Ynet reported. The Beit Guvrin fire also spread to Moshav Lachish and police evacuated nearby Park Lachish until the flames were extinguished. (Top) An Israeli firefighter plane tries to extinguish a fire which broke out in Park Lachish near Ashdod on Monday.  (Bottom) Israeli firefighter at the fire in Park Lachish. (Flash90)
In a blaze that broke out Monday around noon near an IDF base in Beit Guvrin, some 20 firefighting units plus six aircraft were deployed, but not before about 30,000 dunams [nearly 12 square miles] were burned, Ynet reported.
The Beit Guvrin fire also spread to Moshav Lachish and police evacuated nearby Park Lachish until the flames were extinguished.
(Top) An Israeli firefighter plane tries to extinguish a fire which broke out in Park Lachish near Ashdod on Monday.
(Bottom) Israeli firefighter at the fire in Park Lachish. (Flash90)