Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Forest fire in Israel today


Update
Around 200 people have been evacuated due to wildfire near Beit Shemesh. About twenty firefighting crews are struggling to control the blaze.

A new forest fire has broke out near Kfar Uriya located near Beit Shemesh, Israel, Jerusalem Post mentions. Residents have been evacuated early morning following the forest fire in Israel today.

At least two hikers were injured in the forest fire in Ben Shemen, near Modiin yesterday. They were immediately dispatched to Asaf Harofeh Hospital with minor burns.

A heat wave has caused several forest fire incidents across Israel.

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Israeli firefighters have urged residents to take caution during lighting bonfires in Lag B’Omer celebration.

The Mount Carmel forest fire in Israel in 2010 claimed 44 lives. It is the deadliest forest fire in Israel's history.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 28, 2013