Forest fires reported near Jerusalem

July 20, 2017 15:53

Israeli police and firefighters were battling a forest fire in the Jerusalem forest area on Thursday afternoon.

Planes were used in the area to give air support and are coordinating with emergency units on the ground to put out the forest fire. A number of roads in the outer areas of Jerusalem have been closed as part of the safety measures in the area.

There have been no reports yet as to how large the fire is, or how quickly emergency workers are expected to be able to put it out.

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