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Police and First Aid Officers convene as smoke from the Carmel Forest fire rises behind the Damon prison in northern Israel, Dec. 2, 2010.  (Shay Levy /Flash90)

Police and First Aid Officers convene as smoke from the Carmel Forest fire rises behind the Damon prison in northern Israel, Dec. 2, 2010. (Shay Levy /Flash90)

The forest fire in the Carmel Forest near Haifa, which left dozens dead and forced the evacuation of many communities, Dec. 2, 2010.  (Gili Yaari / Flash 90)

The forest fire in the Carmel Forest near Haifa, which left dozens dead and forced the evacuation of many communities, Dec. 2, 2010. (Gili Yaari / Flash 90)

Smoke from the Carmel Forest fire rises behind the Damon prison in<br />
northern Israel, Dec. 2, 2010. (Shay Levy/Flash90)

Smoke from the Carmel Forest fire rises behind the Damon prison in
northern Israel, Dec. 2, 2010. (Shay Levy/Flash90)

Firefighters rest on the road at sunrise after struggling to gain<br />
control over the massive wildfire in the Carmel Forest, Dec. 3, 2010.<br />
Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90<br />
 (Tsafrir Abayov/Flash 90)

Firefighters rest on the road at sunrise after struggling to gain
control over the massive wildfire in the Carmel Forest, Dec. 3, 2010.
Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90
(Tsafrir Abayov/Flash 90)

A burnt house in the artists' village of Ein Hod, Dec. 4, 2010. Photo by Gili Yaari / Flash 90 (Gili Yaari / Flash 90)

A burnt house in the artists’ village of Ein Hod, Dec. 4, 2010. Photo by Gili Yaari / Flash 90 (Gili Yaari / Flash 90)

The shield and remains of the burned bus in the Carmel Forest fire.  (Shay Levy / Flash90)

The shield and remains of the burned bus in the Carmel Forest fire. (Shay Levy / Flash90)

The funeral of Avraham Noach in Mount Herzl, military cemetery in Jerusalem, Dec. 5, 2010. Noach was on a bus with 36 other prison service officers' course cadets when the bus caught on flames during a massive forest fire in the Carmel Mountains.  (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)

The funeral of Avraham Noach in Mount Herzl, military cemetery in Jerusalem, Dec. 5, 2010. Noach was on a bus with 36 other prison service officers’ course cadets when the bus caught on flames during a massive forest fire in the Carmel Mountains. (Kobi Gideon / Flash90)

A Boeing 747 from the United States brought in to help fight Israel's largest fire on its fourth day sprays fire-extinguishing material, Dec. 5, 2010.  (Meir Partush/Flash 90)

A Boeing 747 from the United States brought in to help fight Israel’s largest fire on its fourth day sprays fire-extinguishing material, Dec. 5, 2010. (Meir Partush/Flash 90)

Father and son look at their house in Ein Hod, near Haifa, that was burned down in the fire that ravaged the Carmel Forest, Dec. 5, 2010. (Meir Partush/Flash 90)

Father and son look at their house in Ein Hod, near Haifa, that was burned down in the fire that ravaged the Carmel Forest, Dec. 5, 2010. (Meir Partush/Flash 90)

The shield of the burned bus in the Carmel Forest fire.  (ZAKA)

The shield of the burned bus in the Carmel Forest fire. (ZAKA)

At least 40 Israelis have been killed in a forest fire in northern Israel described as out of control, Dec. 2, 2010. (zaka)

At least 40 Israelis have been killed in a forest fire in northern Israel described as out of control, Dec. 2, 2010. (zaka)

ZAKA volunteers rappelling down the hillside to find victims' remains from Carmel Forest blaze, Dec. 4, 2010.   (ZAKA)

ZAKA volunteers rappelling down the hillside to find victims’ remains from Carmel Forest blaze, Dec. 4, 2010. (ZAKA)

The fire in northern Israel consumed 12,000 acres, killed 42 people, destroyed or severely damaged about 250 homes and resulted in 17,000 evacuations.

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