Blaze breaks out near Jerusalem, week after major fire in area

A small fire near Givat Ye'arim, outside Jerusalem, August 19, 2021 (Courtesy)
Illustrative: A small fire near Kiryat Yearim, outside Jerusalem, August 19, 2021 (Courtesy)

A blaze has broken out near Givat Ye’arim outside Jerusalem, a week after a massive wildfire tore through the area.

The Fire and Rescue Service says ten firefighting teams and six planes are taking part in the effort to put out the blaze, which has yet to be brought under control

The Eitanim psychiatric hospital evacuated its youth department as the fire nears the medical center’s grounds. It was not instructed to so by the fire department, but as a preventative measure.

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