Wildfires Erupt in Syria, Lebanon and Israel

Published October 11th, 2020 - 06:08 GMT

Several wildfires suddenly separately erupted in Syria, Lebanon and Israel due to the long heatwave the region is experiencing.

In Syria the state media revealed the massive forest fires this week killed two people and burned swaths of land.

Lebanese firefighters have tried to put out the fires raging across Mount Lebanon and along its border with Israel. The Lebanese Civil Defense announced rising temperatures and high wind speeds were contributing to the spread of the fires.

Meanwhile, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes on Friday in Israel due to the mass wild fires that broke out across the country. However, they were allowed to return on Saturday morning.

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Fires in Syria killed two people. (Twitter)

Fires in Syria killed two people. (Twitter)

Hundreds of hectares burned in the countryside alongside Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces and in the central Homs province. (Twitter)

Hundreds of hectares burned in the countryside alongside Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces and in the central Homs province. (Twitter)

An aerial picture shows flames engulfing trees as a forest fire rages in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP

An aerial picture shows flames engulfing trees as a forest fire rages in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP

An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP

An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP

A firefighting plane tries to extinguish a forest fire near the Israeli military base of Har Dov on Jabal al-Shaykh, a strategic and fortified outpost at the crossroads between Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, on October 10, 2020. JALAA MAREY / AFP

A firefighting plane tries to extinguish a forest fire near the Israeli military base of Har Dov on Jabal al-Shaykh, a strategic and fortified outpost at the crossroads between Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, on October 10, 2020. JALAA MAREY / AFP

A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows a fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said.  JALAA MAREY / AFP

A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows a fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said. JALAA MAREY / AFP

Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said  JALAA MAREY / AFP

Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said JALAA MAREY / AFP

An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP

An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP

Fires in Syria killed two people. (Twitter)
Hundreds of hectares burned in the countryside alongside Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces and in the central Homs province. (Twitter)
An aerial picture shows flames engulfing trees as a forest fire rages in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
A firefighting plane tries to extinguish a forest fire near the Israeli military base of Har Dov on Jabal al-Shaykh, a strategic and fortified outpost at the crossroads between Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, on October 10, 2020. JALAA MAREY / AFP
A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows a fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said.  JALAA MAREY / AFP
Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said  JALAA MAREY / AFP
An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
Fires in Syria killed two people. (Twitter)
Fires in Syria killed two people. (Twitter)
Hundreds of hectares burned in the countryside alongside Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces and in the central Homs province. (Twitter)
Hundreds of hectares burned in the countryside alongside Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces and in the central Homs province. (Twitter)
An aerial picture shows flames engulfing trees as a forest fire rages in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
An aerial picture shows flames engulfing trees as a forest fire rages in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
A firefighting plane tries to extinguish a forest fire near the Israeli military base of Har Dov on Jabal al-Shaykh, a strategic and fortified outpost at the crossroads between Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, on October 10, 2020. JALAA MAREY / AFP
A firefighting plane tries to extinguish a forest fire near the Israeli military base of Har Dov on Jabal al-Shaykh, a strategic and fortified outpost at the crossroads between Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, on October 10, 2020. JALAA MAREY / AFP
A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows a fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said.  JALAA MAREY / AFP
A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows a fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said. JALAA MAREY / AFP
Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said  JALAA MAREY / AFP
Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said JALAA MAREY / AFP
An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP
An aerial picture shows smoke billowing from a forest fire in Lebanon's Ras El Metn area, on October 10, 2020. AFP