Watch: Firefighting planes battle Petah Tikva blazes

Two fires in central Israeli city cause evacuation of preschools, community center, factories, and homes.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Fire (illustrative)
Fire (illustrative)
Meir Venkin, Flash 90

Firefighters on Wednesday battled two large fires in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva.

Preschools and community centers near one fire were evacuated, together with residents of nearby streets.

The other fire caused the evacuation of several nearby factories.

Firefighting planes and eleven teams of firefighters worked for hours before successfully gaining control of the spreading flames.

Residents were permitted to return to their homes after the fire was under control.