wildfires

Fire in Rahat, May 20, 2020
Israel hit by wildfires, heatstroke amid extreme heatwave

Residents of an immigrant absorption center in Beersheba are living through the heatwave without air conditioning

20/05/2020
Flocks helping Jerusalem prevent fires, May 2020
Jerusalem's newest firefighters: Sheep, goats, cattle and camels

The grazing done by the livestock noticeably lowers the risk of wildfires spreading, allowing firefighters to gain control over fires more easily.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/05/2020
Firefighters battle wildfire near Elad, May 19, 2020
Large wildfire extinguished in central Israel as heatwave continues

The Fire and Rescue Services believes that the fire began at about 10 p.m. on Monday near the Palestinian Authority and progressed toward the area currently affected by the fire.

19/05/2020
jerusalem fire
Firefighting planes extinguish forest fire near Beit Shemesh - WATCH

The heat wave that began on Wednesday has continued to grow in intensity over the weekend, causing wildfires near Beit Shemesh.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
16/05/2020
A helicopter drops water on a wind driven wildfire.
Wildfires expected across Israel amid extreme heatwave

The temperatures across the country will stand between 35° Celsius (95° Fahrenheit) and 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit) for a period of several days.

By LEON SVERDLOV
15/05/2020
A view shows burning trees and a road covered in heavy smoke in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl
Wildfires stir up radiation near Chernobyl

Wildfires break out in the area often, but the fires currently blazing after a warm and dry winter are much larger than the usual blazes

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/04/2020
President Reuven Rivlin at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia
Rivlin meets Australian wildlife affected by brushfires in Sydney zoo

During the visit, he met with the zoo's staff and management, as well as with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, an echidna and even a platypus.

24/02/2020
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