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Wildfire outside Jerusalem starts spreading again, some homes evacuated

Israeli firefighters try to extinguish a fire outside Jerusalem on August 16, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israeli firefighters try to extinguish a fire outside Jerusalem on August 16, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A large wildfire outside Jerusalem has begun to spread again as the wind picks up, leading police to evacuate some residents of Sho’eva as the blaze nears the community.

Police say a fire near Eitanim hospital  has also renewed and that some sections of routes 395 and 3955 have been closed to traffic in both directions.

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