Homes and park evacuated as large fire spreads near Petah Tikva

The Times of Israel
May 22, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: International

Israel – A number of homes and 200 students were evacuated Monday as a massive fire spread near the central city of Petah Tikva, also damaging train equipment and causing transportation delays. Twenty-four fire teams from across the center of the country were called in to assist with the efforts as the flames, fanned by strong winds, spread close to Segula Junction. Around 200 students were evacuated from a nearby park and a number of roads were closed. There were no injuries reported and it was unclear how the fire had started. A number of homes at nearby Kfar HaBaptistim were also evacuated amid concerns they could be endangered by the fast-spreading flames.

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