Israel Fire and Rescue services and Israel Police are working the scene and have begun evacuating houses near the fire that is encroaching on the town.Four firefighting aircraft are at the scene, according to Israel Fire and Rescue Services. No injuries or damage have been reported.
Another large wildfire was reported near the entrance to Rishon Lezion at the Ein Hakore Junction. Six fire fighting teams are fighting that blaze, but the fire is currently not under control. Roads in the area are closed.