50-year-old man detained on suspicion of causing Jerusalem Forest fire

19.07.2011                      17.Tammus, 5771                     Fasttag im Tammus

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50-year-old man detained on suspicion of causing Jerusalem Forest fire

Resident of Beit Zeit allegedly set trash on fire in his backyard, causing a blaze which spread to the Jerusalem Forest and Mount Herzl area.

A 50-year-old resident of Beit Zeit was detained Monday by Jerusalem police on suspicion of causing the fire that ravaged the Jerusalem Forest area the previous day.
The suspect allegedly incinerated trash in the back yard of his home, causing a blaze which later spread to the surrounding area. Intense winds caused the flames to spread toward the city, and to different places, giving the impression that the fire had broken out in a number of sites simultaneously….