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Arson? NASA satellite imagery reveals origins of Jerusalem forest fire

Arson? NASA satellite imagery reveals origins of Jerusalem forest fire

Fire broke out in three separate places, four kilometers apart. Findings strengthen assumption that the fire was a result of arson.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 15:22
Police arrest two youths suspected of arson

Police arrest two youths suspected of arson

Two teens arrested on suspicion of setting fire to several locations in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2021 09:00
Fire Commissioner: 'Jerusalem-area fire broke out as a result of human actions'

Fire Commissioner: 'Jerusalem-area fire broke out as a result of human actions'

Firefighting commander expresses optimism, says fire is not currently spreading but there is 'more work' to do.103FM, 17/08/2021 12:39
Metzuda winery went up in flames on very day of grape harvest

Metzuda winery went up in flames on very day of grape harvest

Haredi manager Eli Bash: "This was G-d's will, and no amount of planes or fire fighters could change that."Y Rabinovitz, 16/08/2021 09:25
'We hope to contain the fire during the morning and afternoon hours'

'We hope to contain the fire during the morning and afternoon hours'

Prime Minister Bennett visits the command center near the wildfire in the Jerusalem hills.Ben Ariel, 16/08/2021 01:25
Assessment: Arson caused massive forest fire in Jerusalem hills

Assessment: Arson caused massive forest fire in Jerusalem hills

Containment efforts to continue throughout night. Around 10,000 residents have been evacuated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/08/2021 16:24
Watch: 42 dead as wildfires engulf Algeria

Watch: 42 dead as wildfires engulf Algeria

Forest fires in Algeria killed 42 people, including 25 soldiers, as authorities blamed arsonists for the destruction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 13:02
Congresswoman blamed deadly forest fire on Rothschild Inc and space lasers

Congresswoman blamed deadly forest fire on Rothschild Inc and space lasers

Newly-unearthed social media posts by Georgia congresswoman show she accused 'Zionist supremacists' of seeking to replace white Americans.Ben Sales, JTA, 29/01/2021 07:23
4,000 dunam burned in north

4,000 dunam burned in north

About 4,000 dunam of natural planted forest up in flames in Churchill Forest near Nof Hagalil. JNF estimates fire erupted as result of arsonMordechai Sones, 10/10/2020 19:10
Incendiary balloons spark fire in Kissufim forest

Incendiary balloons spark fire in Kissufim forest

Incendiary balloons spark several fires in Kissufim Forest. Firefighters, Nature & Parks Authority, KKL, and IDF, working to control flames.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2019 14:54
Watch: The fire in Ben Shemen Forest

Watch: The fire in Ben Shemen Forest

Route 443 is still blocked to traffic, but there are no more active fires in Ben Shemen Forest and nearby Mevo Modi'im.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/05/2019 11:35
Watch: Volunteers extinguish forest fire caused by burning trash

Watch: Volunteers extinguish forest fire caused by burning trash

In Mishmar Hanegev forest, KKL workers, foresters, extinguish Tuesday night fire caused by burning trash - and it's not the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2019 11:23
California: Jewish camp forced to evacuate due to forest fires

California: Jewish camp forced to evacuate due to forest fires

A day after officials give the camp an 'all clear,' backfires force evacuation.JTA, 01/08/2018 08:25
Balloon terror: Extensive damage caused to southern forests

Balloon terror: Extensive damage caused to southern forests

Five fires reportedly raging at points in Beeri and Kissufim forests in southern Israel.Tal Polon, 26/06/2018 14:43
Destroyed California Jewish summer camp finds home for 2018

Destroyed California Jewish summer camp finds home for 2018

Camp Newman, destroyed in California wildfires, finds temporary home for next year.JTA, 05/11/2017 16:39
Jewish summer camp destroyed in California forest fire

Jewish summer camp destroyed in California forest fire

Camp Newman, used by Jewish community in San Francisco Bay Area, wiped out as forest fires rip through northern California.JTA, 10/10/2017 11:25
Forest fire kills dozens in central Portugal

Forest fire kills dozens in central Portugal

At least 24 people have reportedly been killed and more injured by a massive forest fire in central Portugal.Chana Roberts, 19/06/2017 14:46
One week later: Firefighters resume normal work routine

One week later: Firefighters resume normal work routine

Fire and Rescue Commission lifts state of emergency, firefighters to resume normal work as of Tuesday.Ben Ariel, 29/11/2016 00:08
Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks PA chairman for sending firefighters to assist in extinguishing the fires in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2016 01:53
Supertanker arrives in Israel

Supertanker arrives in Israel

The largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world can carry up to 19,600 gallons of retardant or water.Ben Ariel, Canada, 25/11/2016 22:01
Huge fire breaks out near Jerusalem

Huge fire breaks out near Jerusalem

Residents of the community of Nataf evacuated due to a huge fire in the Jerusalem Hills.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/11/2016 20:12
Arab world celebrates fires in Israel

Arab world celebrates fires in Israel

“Israel is burning” becomes a popular hashtag on Twitter as Arabs rejoice in Israel's fires.Elad Benari, 25/11/2016 06:45
PA sends firetrucks to assist Israel

PA sends firetrucks to assist Israel

Israel accepts offer of help from the PA to join the international effort to extinguish the fires that have broken out this week.Elad Benari, 24/11/2016 23:36
Fire prevention, or timber plundering?

Fire prevention, or timber plundering?

Thousands of trees surrounding Jewish towns cut down this week, raising ire of residents. Authorities claim intention is to prevent fires.Shai Landesman, 04/08/2016 14:02
Firefighters struggle against enormous fire

Firefighters struggle against enormous fire

Fire outside of Luzit has reportedly burned 700 dunams of forestry to the ground.Tova Dvorin, 01/05/2016 14:17
Couple suspected of causing forest fire

Couple suspected of causing forest fire

Couple from southern Israel under suspicion of damaging tens of thousands of square meters with their improvised barbecue.Ido Ben-Porat, 26/04/2016 13:25
Revisiting the Carmel Fire; what have we learned?

Revisiting the Carmel Fire; what have we learned?

Many people are still not aware of the damage of throwing a cigarette out the window, or forgetting to properly smother a campfire.Raphael Poch, 30/11/2015 14:15
Wildfire Destroys 750 Acres in Golan Heights

Wildfire Destroys 750 Acres in Golan Heights

Three fires broke out Friday in the Golan Heights following a lightning strike. The largest, hitting Gamla, was extinguished in 12 hours.Cynthia Blank , 12/10/2014 09:21
Saved from Fire 'By a Miracle at the Last Moment'

Saved from Fire 'By a Miracle at the Last Moment'

Jerusalem resident recalls harrowing experience with the massive forest fire this week that nearly burned down his home.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 27/06/2014 13:29
Group Fights Against Terrorist Arsonists

Group Fights Against Terrorist Arsonists

With the arrival of hot weather in Israel, arson – the destruction of Israel's forests by terrorists – has once again reared its ugly head.David Lev, 07/05/2013 22:29