Firefighters in residential area
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A fire on Raban Gamliel Street in the central city of Elad spread to several nearby houses.

Israel Police squad cars evacuated five homes in the area.

Several teams of firefighters arrived to put out the flames and prevent the fire from spreading further.

The fire is currently under control, but police and two firefighting teams are still at the site.

"Five homes were evacuated, and no one is in danger," an Israel Police spokesman reported. "Policemen and two firefighting teams are still at the site."

"We have full control over the fire."

It is not yet clear what caused the fire.