Police to go on fire prevention watch

July 19, 2011 17:46

The Israel Police launched a fire prevention watch program on Monday following a number of major blazes that broke out across the country in recent days.

Noting recent blazes in Jerusalem (one person was arrested on suspicion of negligently starting that fire) and the Ein Tina forest (causing six light injuries), the police's head of Operations Branch, Cmdr. Nissim Mor, ordered all police districts to draw up plans to prevent fires.District planners have been instructed to map out sensitive areas in which fires can begin, and to hold intelligence-based evaluations on threats of arson.

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