Firefighters Battled Fires in Lifta Area, Near Entrance to Yerushalayim

View of a forest fire raging at the entrance to Yerushalayim, Wednesday. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Seven firefighting teams  were working Wednesday afternoon to extinguish burning woodland and brush in the Lifta area near the entrance to Jerusalem.

Forces were operating in the area to prevent the fire from advancing towards transportation routes, infrastructure facilities, and adjacent houses.

As time went on, special firefighting planes also joined the effort to put out the fire, and the firefighters are fighting hard to prevent the spreading of the fire, which could cause tremendous damage to the city and the nearby houses.

After a few hours it seems firefighters have managed to get the blaze under control.

View of the fire. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)