Israeli authorities evacuate moshav near Beit Shemesh due to raging fire

By MOSHE STEINMETZ
July 24, 2015 16:45

 
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Residents of the small moshav of Eshtaol just outside of Beit Shemesh were ordered to leave their homes on Friday due to a fire that is quickly spreading through the surrounding forest area.

As of 5 p.m. local time, twenty-two fire trucks and at least 10 aircraft were working to contain the blaze.

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