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Fire blazing near Kiryat Shmona forces residents to evacuate

A fire burns near Kiryat Shmona, on August 12, 2021. (Itamar Katz/KKL)
A fire burns near Kiryat Shmona, on August 12, 2021. (Itamar Katz/KKL)

A fire is blazing near Kiryat Shmona, close to the Lebanon border.

Residents close to the flames have been requested to evacuate their homes, says the Kiryat Shmona Municipality.

According to Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael (KKL), the fire broke out around 4 p.m. next to a nearby military base, and spread toward Kfar Giladi.

Firefighting services, including planes, are working to douse the flames alongside KKL employees.

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