02.12.2011 06.Kislev. 5772
One year after Carmel fire, commissioner Shahar Ayalon tells 'Post' brought experience from police work.
One year ago, columns of smoke rose from the blackened remains of the Mount Carmel forest, testament to the Israel Fire and Rescue Service’s failure to cope with a giant blaze that spread quickly over parched land.
Forty-four people lost their lives – two firemen and a 16-year-old volunteer battling the blaze; three senior police officers assisting in rescue efforts; and 36 Prisons Service cadets, their commander and their driver, who burned alive in their bus….