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Fireworks factory fire in central Israel leaves two dead

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — At least two people are dead after a fire broke out at a fireworks warehouse in central Israel Tuesday, according to Israeli police.

2 people killed in firework warehouse blaze in central Israel. Police and emergency units at the scene. pic.twitter.com/MGdoXFHqnj

— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) March 14, 2017

The blaze in the town of Porat spurred several explosions. Five others were injured and taken to nearby hospitals, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted.

Police & firefighters at the scene of firework factory blaze in central area. Situation under control. 5 people taken to hospital. pic.twitter.com/ITzi1hfCBC

— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) March 14, 2017

Rosenfeld added that the situation is now under control.
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