Firefighters control Jerusalem fires, some evacuated residents return home

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 26, 2016 18:21

 
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Firefighting crews on Thursday evening gained control of forest fires that broke out in Jerusalem and lead to the evacuation of dozens of residents of various neighborhoods in the capital.

In the northern neighborhoods of Ramot and Romema, residents were told that they could return to their homes.

In addition, traffic routes that had been cordoned off in the city due to the blazes were reopened.

However, officials from the Environment Ministry advised residents to remain shuttered indoors as the threat of smoke pollution remained in the area.

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