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Israel says 4-day forest fire under control

Published 12/05/2010, The Jamestown Sun

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials said an inferno that has raged for four days in a northern Israeli forest was under control by nightfall, helped in part by the world's largest flying fire extinguisher — a Boeing 747 from the U.S. carrying 20,000 gallons of water and fire retardants that joined the efforts on Sunday.

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