Five Israeli firefighting companies spent the afternoon battling a blaze in the pine woods of the Jerusalem Forest on Tuesday, west of Jerusalem in the Judean Mountains.
According to Fire and Rescue authorities, the fire was judged to be of medium intensity and posed no immediate threat to nearby residents despite the windy conditions.
On Sunday, firefighters battled a much larger forest fire in the same area.
In order to extinguish that blaze, fire officials needed 10 firefighting teams on the ground, supported by six firefighting planes in the skies working together for hours against the flames.
Nearly two dozen people were evacuated from the Zippori Center guesthouse, located between Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum, due to the thick smoke.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Hana Levi Julian