Four Israeli planes dispatched to fight Jordan Valley fire
Four Israeli firefighting planes were sent Wednesday morning to try and put out a massive fire.
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Four Israeli firefighting planes were dispatched early on Wednesday morning to try and put out a massive fire in the Jordan Valley region.
The planes flew to tackle the fire adjacent to the resort village of Brosh Habika off Highway 90, which spans the entire length of Israel roughly following the Jordan border.
The blaze was raging in a local Jordan Valley nature reserve near the village.
Representatives of the Nature and Parks Authority arrived on site, together with two firefighting crews from the Judea and Samaria district.
The fire first began on Tuesday on the Jordanian side of the border, and only in the early morning hours on Wednesday did it cross over the border fence to the Israeli side.
Brosh Habika, the site of the firefighting, was founded by retired IDF Col. Sraya Ofer, who was brutally murdered in October 2013.
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