Wildfire near Beit Shemesh contained by Israel's firefighters

Israeli firefighting forces successfully contained a wildfire that broke out on Thursday afternoon in the Tarum moshav, near Beit Shemesh.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid held a situational assessment with Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev and Israel Fire and Rescue Services commissioner Eyal Caspi. The prime minister ordered to take all available measures to prevent the further spreading of flames.

Due to damaged utility poles in the area, the Israel Electric Corporation blocked all electricity to the moshav. Some six firefighting aircraft and 30 firerfighting units were working at the scene of the fire.