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Israel overpowers deadly blaze after four-day battle

December 07, 2010
"The fire is under control. There are no longer any major seats of the blaze. The task now is to make sure it doesn't break out again,"
- fire chief Shimon Romah

Firefighters have overpowered the deadly blaze which tore through a forest in northern Israel after a four-day battle aided by aircraft from around the world, officials said on Sunday.

The tide appeared to have turned as a flotilla of international firefighting planes was reinforced on Sunday by a Boeing 747 supertanker, the world's largest water-bombing aircraft, rented from the United States.

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