MULTIPLE WILDFIRES break out across Israel as temperatures soar in extreme heatwave

  • Several fires raged across Israel on Wednesday due to extreme weather conditions as Police forces evacuated residents from 120 household throughout the country, four of which had already caught fire.
  • At the Ramat Pinkas neighborhood in Or Yehuda close to Tel Aviv, five houses caught on fire as Police forces attempted to evacuate neighborhood residents. Fire and Rescue forces managed to gain control of the flames in the area after rescuing several residents, who were treated for mild wounds on the spot. Traffic has returned to normal in the region as police opened up roads once more.
  • A fire broke out mid-afternoon in a parking lot in Jerusalem’s Malha neighborhood near the Technological Park as well. Several cars were seen aflame.
  • Residents from the Shavei Shomron settlement in the West Bank have been evacuated because a fire had already reached the first line of houses there.
 
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