Dozens of teams, firefighting planes battling blaze near Beit Shemesh

Some 50 firefighting teams are now operating at the scene of the blaze near Beit Shemesh, including 10 firefighting planes and police helicopters tracking the fire.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid is following developments.

Officials say there is no current danger to residents of the area, but efforts to douse the flames are expected to continue throughout the night.

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