In Israel a large wildfire has broken out in a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem forcing the evacuation of dozens of families.
The local fire chief said that the blaze was lightly started by people rather than the weather. He said that 11 firefighting units are working to contain the blaze. Local media reported that the fire has spread over an area over around 24 acres. In June, several fires erupted in areas near Jerusalem forcing the evacuation of homes.