Spectacular $142,000 Fire Hits Eilat Harbor, Blamed on Overheating of Chemicals
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Spectacular $142,000 Fire Hits Eilat Harbor, Blamed on Overheating of Chemicals

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A spectacular fire in the harbor here yesterday destroyed export goods worth $142,857, including chemicals and fertilizers. First reports indicate the fire was caused by chemicals which overheated in the 104-degree Negev sun, caught fire and exploded causing the huge fire which could be seen for miles. The El Fatah guerrilla organization issued a statement in Beirut claiming credit for sabotage.

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