Forest Fires Prompt Evacuation in Jerusalem

A few residents treated for mild smoke inhalation; fire trucks, planes fighting flames in capital between Ein Karem and Yad Vashem, and in Nataf village in Jerusalem Hills.

A fire broke out in a forested area of Jerusalem and another started in the village of Nataf in the Jerusalem Hills on Wednesday. Firefighters managed to contain the blaze at around 7:30 P.M. The squads then prepared for a nightlong effort to put out the last of the flames.