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Israel wildfire: How it stacks up with five other devastating blazes

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Israeli officials are racing to contain wildfires that began in northern Israel on Thursday morning, prompting the evacuation of 17,000 and a rare request for international assistance. But while these fires are devastating for Israel - as of Friday they've killed at least 42 people and burned an estimated 8,600 acres in the tiny country - they are far smaller than other major forest fires around the globe.

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