With the heatwave that has been hitting Israel, a series of fires broke out across the country.
In Jerusalem and Hadera, fires spread to residential buildings, forcing tenants to evacuate their homes. In the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem, there was a fire that spread to a synagogue and to an apartment in an adjacent building and surrounded the building on all sides. For a number of minutes, rescue forces had failed to reach the residents that were trapped inside, but eventually, they were rescued. Magen David Adom teams provided medical care for one person who suffered minor smoke inhalation, after being rescued from his apartment.
Earlier in the day, there was a fire that broke out on a field in the municipal school of Hadera. The fire quickly spread to several adjacent buildings. Firefighters and police from the municipality quickly arrived and ordered the evacuation of two buildings.