Israel Forest Fire: At Least 40 Killed in Mt. Carmel Blaze -Video
Haifa Forest Fire 'One of Israel's Worst'
A forest fire near Haifa, in northern Israel, has killed at least 40 people and injured many more. Firefighters are battling the blaze while paramedics evacuate those who were injured.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to Italy, Cyprus and Russia for help in fighting the fire. The cause of the Israel forest fire is unknown.
Damon Prison has been evacuated, but a bus carrying prison staff overturned while trying to escape.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office called it one of the worst known fires in Israel and ordered the military to assist rescue and firefighting efforts.
Fireman Dudu Vanunu told Channel Two television he saw flames consume a bus believed to be trying to evacuate people ahead of the enormous fire.
"Anyone who's ever seen a firestorm will know. They could not survive it, they had no protection, they just fell to the road and burned alive," he said.