14 soldiers hurt in Jerusalem fire
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14 soldiers hurt in Jerusalem fire

Blaze rages in dry field near Mount Scopus; arson suspected

An Israeli soldier is evacuated after suffering from smoke inhalation at the site of a Mount Scopus fire on Sunday. (photo credit: Flash90)
An Israeli soldier is evacuated after suffering from smoke inhalation at the site of a Mount Scopus fire on Sunday. (photo credit: Flash90)

Fourteen IDF soldiers were injured in a brush fire that broke out on Sunday afternoon in a large field on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus.

According to a Ynet report, all of the soldiers suffered smoke inhalation and one of the 14 was treated for moderate wounds.

Police believe that the cause of the fire was arson and are searching for several East Jerusalem youths who are suspected of shooting off fireworks in the area.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, which broke out near the IDF’s Ofrit base.

 

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