Firefighters battle wildfire in Western Galilee; 4 injured

20 teams of firefighters are assisted by JNF-KKL crews, 4 water-dropping planes; Magen David Adom raises its readiness to the highest level; dozens evacuated from their homes.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 21, 2011 15:22
Firefighter watches water-dropping plane [file]

Firefighter watches water-dropping plane 311 (R). (photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

Twenty teams of firefighters were attempting to gain control of a large brush fire that was burning near Kibbutz Yasur in the Western Galilee Friday afternoon. Crews from JNF-KKL and four water-dropping planes were assisting in the effort.

Dozens of residents from Kibbutz Yasur and elderly residents of a local retirement home were evacuated.  Four people were treated by Magen David Adom and evacuated to hospital with light injuries from smoke inhalation.

Local residents were asked to close their windows, remain indoors and listen for evacuation orders.

Road 70 was closed to traffic between the Ahihud and Yavor Junctions.

Magen David Adom announced that it had raised its readiness to the highest possible level. Large numbers of MDA paramedics were dispatched to assist in the evacuation of senior citizens.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD