Israel overpowers deadly blaze after four-day battle
"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.