Forest Fires

Forest Fires

The list details forest fires affecting areas of 1,000 dunams or more.

The number of forest fires in Israel ranges from 300 to 700 a year.The largest forest fire in Israel occurred on Mt. Carmel in December 2010

The economic cost of forest fires is due mainly to damage to ecosystems: green areas, leisure areas, commercial exploitation of wood, as well as damage to homes in the vicinity of the forests and the high cost of firefighting operations.

 


Date

Event

Location

Financial damage (NIS millions)

Source

Further information

Dec. 2-6, 2010

25,300 dunams

Mt. Carmel National Park, Kibbutz Beit Oren, Tirat Hacarmel, Ein Hod, Nir Etzion

44

Ofakim 76

 

Jan. 3-4, 2006

1,329 dunams

Kerem Maharal

 

Ofakim 76

 

July 14, 2005

1,196 dunams

Aminadav Forest, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

Apr. 8, 2005

1,523 dunams

Mt. Carmel National Park and Haifa University

 

Ofakim 76

 

May 27-28, 2001

2,152 dunams

Planted forests, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

Oct. 6, 2000

1,970 dunams

Neve Ilan corridor, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

Dec. 6, 1999

1,221 dunams

Close to Nir Etzion

 

Ofakim 76

 

Dec. 4, 1999

1,570 dunams

Mt. Carmel National Park

 

Ofakim 76

 

Oct. 12, 1998

5,039 dunams

Nir Etzion, Ein Hod

 

Ofakim 76

 

Oct. 11, 1998

1,615 dunams

Dania neighborhood, Haifa

 

Ofakim 76

 

Sept. 1, 1996

1,903 dunams

Kiryat Anavim, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

Aug. 18, 1996

1,000 dunams

Bar Giora Forest, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

July 2, 1995

12,572 dunams

Sha’ar Hagai, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

מקורות Hebrew sources

June 3, 1994

1,200 dunams

Bar Giora Forest, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

June 6, 1993

1,500 dunams

Bar Giora Forest, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

Aug. 13, 1992

1,400 dunams

Ma’ale Hachamisha

 

Ofakim 76

 

Sept. 19, 1989

5,124 dunams

Little Switzerland,” Mt. Carmel National Park

 

Ofakim 36

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May 25, 1988

6,050 dunams

Adulam Forest, Bar Giora Forest, Jerusalem hills

 

Ofakim 76

 

Nov. 3, 1983

2,842 dunams

Kibbutz Beit Oren

 

Ofakim 76

 

May 31, 1978

3,000 dunams

Kibbutz Beit Oren

 

Ofakim 76