Village residents, which noticed heavy smoke coming out of a school classroom in the village of Tuba near the northern city of Rosh Pina, alerted the fire department unit who managed to gain control the flames. The police have launched an investigation into what is believed to be suspected arson.







The school in Tuba last night

The school in Tuba last night Photo Credit: Channel 2 News / Northern Region Firefighter Spokesperson

Firefighting teams managed to extinguish a fire that spread out in a school in the village of Tuba in Northern Israel. The police have launched an investigation into what is believed to be suspected arson.

Around the time of 11pm Saturday night, neighbors of the local school in Tuba contacted the local fire department unit. The fire seems to have started in the principal’s office but the fire fighting teams were able to gain control of the fire before it managed to spread into other classrooms.

Apparently, local residents noticed heavy smoke coming out of one of the school’s windows. As the firefighters arrived, they broke down the entrance gate and began operating in order to extinguish the fire. Police and Fire department officials launched an investigation into the incident as it is suspected that the cause of the fire may have been a deliberate arson.

Tuba Zangariya is a Bedoin town of around 6,000 residents located in the North District of Israel and lies very close to the town of Kfar Hanassi, overlooking the Jordan River. In October of 2011, one of the town’s mosques was torched in what presumed to be a “Price Tag” operation.