Massive fire in Jerusalem contained

Strong winds and hot, dry weather helped a wildfire rage across more than 100 acres of the Jerusalem forest near Givat Shaul on Wednesday, as a massive deployment of firefighters tried to get the fire under control.

By late afternoon, the National Fire and Rescue Services said that over 60 fire teams and 130 firefighters from across the country – as well as more than 10 planes – were deployed the fight the blaze.

Udi Gal, the spokesperson for the Jerusalem District of the National Fire and Rescue Service, said mid-afternoon that firefighters “had been working heroically to put out the blaze” which started in the morning next to Har HaMenuchot.


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