close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Hundreds evacuated near Jerusalem after massive wildfire

Around 700 people were evacuated as dozens of firefighting teams struggled to gain control of a massive wildfire that broke out near Jerusalem on Sunday, officials said.



Jerusalem: Around 700 people were evacuated as dozens of firefighting teams struggled to gain control of a massive wildfire that broke out near Jerusalem on Sunday, officials said.

The fire broke out near Even Sapir on the outskirts of Jerusalem at noon, and spread towards Jerusalem, Xinhua reported.

"More than 40 teams and eight aircraft are at the scene," a spokesperson for the fire service said.

Police evacuated around 700 residents of Even Sapir, after many homes caught fire. The main road between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was briefly closed.

Two parking lots near the Hadassah Eyn Karem Medical Center were also evacuated, but police said there was no danger to the hospital itself.

Police said the blaze was apparently a result of negligence.

Last month, a large fire led to the death of 44 people.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi