Homes Evacuated, Sifrei Torah Removed, as Fire Engulfs Ramat Beit Shemesh B

YERUSHALAYIM -
The forest fire in Beit Shemesh, Sunday. (Fire Brigade)

Five firefighting teams were working Sunday afternoon to control a forest fire in Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet.

Homes and shuls were evacuated, and residents entered the smoke-filled shuls with dedication to remove the sifrei Torah. A number of houses on Rashbag Street were evacuated for fear of the spreading flames.

The forest fire in Beit Shemesh, Sunday. (Fire Brigade)