A fire broke out in the Jerusalem suburb of Mevaseret Tzion on Sunday afternoon and spread dangerously close to residential areas.
Ten firefighting teams are at the scene battling the fire as well as six aircraft.
Police evacuated residents from some homes in Mevaseret Tzion as well as the residents of a nursing home in the nearby town of Motza.
Route 1 from Mevaseret Tzion to Jerusalem has been closed/
Another fire broke out at the Lifta Nature Reserve at the entrance to Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon, Channel 12 News reported.
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) June 13, 2021
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)