A forest fire raging in northern Israel Saturday afternoon prompted emergency crews to evacuate visitors from the Megiddo and Ramot Menashe national parks and close nearby roads.
Some 10 firefighting crews, along with crop-dusting planes worked to combat the blaze.
There were no reports of injuries or major damage.
The fire broke out in a forest adjacent to the Megiddo junction in Wadi Ara, a major crossroads in northern Israel between the Haifa-area Mount Carmel and city of Afula.
השריפה ביערות מגידו ורמות מנשה: צפו במאמצי לוחמי האש למנוע את התפשטותה של השרפה בשעה זו בעזרת מטוס כיבוי
Posted by עמקניוז – כל מה שמעניין. on Saturday, 11 June 2016
Saturday is the eve of the Jewish festival of Shavuot, and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said some 100,000 visitors were visiting the country’s national parks and nature reserves that day.