Tel Gezer archaeological site said scorched by brush fire

Joshua Davidovich is The Times of Israel's Deputy Editor

A brush fire in central Israel that threatened a town, and forced over 1,000 people at a camp to evacuate, has been brought under control after several hours, officials say.

The Ynet news site reports extensive damage from the fire to Tel Gezer, an important archaeological site with artifacts spanning from the early Bronze Age to the Crusader period.

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