A forest fire in the Jerusalem Forest near the Pi-Glilot fuel terminal and storage tanks was brought under control with the aid of firefighter teams and six aircraft. Jerusalem, Israel. 17 July 2011
Ten firefighting teams from Jerusalem and Bet-Shemesh and six aircraft were deployed today to bring a forest fire under control. The fire broke out in the Jerusalem Forest near the Pi-Glilot fuel terminal and storage tanks greatly increasing the danger to nearby neighborhoods. Yad Vashem Museum was evacuated due to excessive smoke and residents in the nearby neighborhoods were instructed to stay inside with windows closed and be alert to emergency services' instructions.
Six newly purchased aircraft took part in the efforts. These planes were purchased immediately after the Mt. Carmel forest fire in December 2010 in which over forty people lost their lives.
Six people were lightly injured from smoke inhalation.