5,000 fires in J’lem over summer tax firefighters

13.08.2012                      25.Aw. 5772


5,000 fires in J'lem over summer tax firefighters

60% of fires in open areas are result of arson, according to Jerusalem Fire and Rescue spokesman.

This represents a large increase over previous years when the firefighting department dealt with a total of 5,000 fires in buildings and open areas during the entire year. The fires have burned thousands of hectares of Jerusalem’s forests. Firefighters dealt with large fires every day last week from Wednesday to Saturday….