2021 Israel wildfires
|2021 Israel wildfires|
|Cost||>200 million euros|
|Date(s)||15 August–19 August 2021|
|Cause||Unclear, but exacerbated by weather conditions|
On 16 August 2021, a large wildfire outside Jerusalem has begun to spread again as the wind picks up, leading police to evacuate some residents of Sho'eva as the blaze nears the community. The Israeli Defense Forces dispatched several transport helicopters to assist in the evacuation of Giv'at Ye'arim due to the massive forest fire raging outside Jerusalem. Israel Fire and Rescue Services chief Dedi Simchi said that the massive forest fire outside Jerusalem was on the same scale as the 2010 Mount Carmel fire. During the night, the Fire and Rescue Services chief Didi Simchi had deployed large force to protect Jerusalen’s Hadassah Hospital.
On 16 August 2021, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, asked him to send firefighting planes, Dendias said Greece would help as much as it can, and with his Cypriot counterpart, Nikos Christodoulides, who says Cyprus is prepared send firefighting planes to help battle a large forest fire outside Jerusalem.
- "Top firefighter: Blaze outside Jerusalem is same scale as 2010 Carmel fire". timesofisrael.com. timesofisrael.com. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
- "Israele: incendi vicino a Gerusalemme, minacciato ospedale". ansa.it. ansa.it. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.