J’lem: Arson may be cause of forest fire near Yad Vashem

18.07.2011                      16.Tammus, 5771

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J'lem: Arson may be cause of forest fire near Yad Vashem

Fire started from 4 different spots at once; Five firefighters, three others treated for smoke inhalation; roads around Mt. Herzl, Yafe Nof closed.

Arsonists may have caused the largest forest fire in Jerusalem in a year, firefighters said on Sunday afternoon as flames raged in the Jerusalem Forest below the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
The fire was under control by 8 p.m., Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Asaf Abras said. Approximately 150 dunams (15 hectares) of the Jerusalem Forest were burned….