Photo Credit: Fire and Rescue Services of the Negev
Firefighters combat flames at Kargal factory in Lehavim

Firefighters from Be’er Sheva, the Bedouin city of Rahat and a number of district stations worked for hours to combat a blaze Monday morning in the Kargal cardboard and packaging factory at the Idan Ha’Negev industrial park.

The park is located in Lehavim, near Be’er Sheva.

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One of the main concerns was to keep the fire from spreading to a fuel tank located in the factory, according to Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Adir Naim.

No injuries were reported. It’s not clear what started the blaze.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.