Photo Credit: Daniel Gilad / TPS
Firefighters battle brush fire in Mount Hebron.

A brush fire ignited near Moshav Sde Hemed in central Israel during the afternoon Wednesday on the holiday of Shavuot.

Israel Police evacuated a number of residents living in the area, according to Ynet.

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Roads leading to and from the moshav were also closed down, as firefighters worked to get control over the blaze.

It’s not clear what started the fire.

Approximately 1,000 people live in the moshav, which is located near the city of Kfar Sava.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.