Nine homes were evacuated in Moshav Amirim in the north on Sunday morning when a fire reignited in the area. The residents were allowed to return several hours later.

Ten teams of firefighters battled the fire, and finally subdued the flames on Sunday evening. The blaze first broke out on Saturday afternoon, and was thought to have been under control by the end of the Yom Kippur fast, but broke out again on Sunday morning.

No injuries or damage to homes was reported either on Saturday or Sunday.

At the request of the firefighting teams, the Israel Electric Corporation announced on Sunday afternoon that it was cutting off the high-voltage electrical line that provides power to Amirim and two other nearby settlements, Moshav Shefer and Kibbutz Parod, as a precautionary measure.

According to fire investigators, the fire started due to a barbecue left unattended by hikers in a forest near the moshav.

When the blaze first broke out on Saturday afternoon, some 100 residents were evacuated as a precaution against the heavy smoke. Route 866, which runs just north of Amirim, was closed for several hours on Saturday as 23 teams of firefighters battled the blaze.

Moshav Amirim is a village of vegetarians located about 15 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of Safed.