Fire fighters are dealing with a large forest fire in the abandoned
village of Lifta at the entrance to Jerusalem.
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Four fire fighting crews
are dealing with the fire, which is producing heavy smoke visible from
the Begin Highway.
There are a number of separate origins of the fire,
located next to an electricity distribution center.
Jerusalem Fire and
Rescue spokesman Asaf Abras said firefighters could hear "popping"
noises coming from the electric company building area.