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Officials said to believe fire near Jerusalem won’t be put under control tonight

Smoke-filled skies over Jerusalem, due to a massive forest fire near the capital, on August 15, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Smoke-filled skies over Jerusalem, due to a massive forest fire near the capital, on August 15, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Kan public broadcaster says officials believe the massive blaze near Jerusalem will not be brought under control tonight.

The report also says getting help from other countries in the battle against the fire is not currently being weighed as an option by fire and rescue services.

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