Mitzpe Hagit settlement evacuated as wildfire spreads

The West Bank settlement of Mitzpe Hagit was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon as a wildfire spread around the settlement, according to Israel Fire and Rescue Services. The fire was brought under control later in the afternoon.

Wildfire near Mitzpe Hagit, June 22, 2022 (Credit: Israel Fire and Rescue Services)

The fire has begun surrounding the settlement and firefighters are working to try and stop the fire from hitting the first row of homes.

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