Forest fires rage outside Jerusalem, residents evacuated : Canada Morning Post News

Canada Morning Post: Daily Conservative News for North America. Read, Enjoy and Share.

Multiple firefighting squads were battling raging forest fires outside Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon.

One fire broke out on Har Haruach outside the city and spread to nearby communities Neve Ilan, Kibbutz Ma’aleh Hahamisha, Abu Ghosh and other locations, aided by the hot and dry June weather, combined with strong winds.

Canada Morning Post News:   GOP Reps Demand Intel Update From Biden On Wuhan Lab Leak Possibility

Meanwhile, firefighters were also working to contain another large fire that started on Har Eitan.

Commanders of the Jerusalem District Fire and Rescue Services issued orders for Ma’aleh Hahamisha residents who live in the homes closest to the fire to evacuate.

Canada Morning Post News:   European lawmakers: Palestinian terror groups committing ‘double war crimes’

Four firefighting aircraft were helping the ground crews, and backup forces had been scrambled from other districts.

Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund called the fire at Ma’aleh Hahamisha a “major event,” and its own personnel were helping firefighters from the Fire and Rescue Services.

Canada Morning Post News:   120-plus Jews, Arabs discuss hope, fears during University of Haifa virtual roundtable

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.

The post Forest fires rage outside Jerusalem, residents evacuated appeared first on JNS.org.

Canada Morning Post is conservative news publisher in Canada. Our coverage includes news stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources all over North America.