Israel is on high alert as wildfires are expected across the country due to abnormally high temperatures, Israel Fire and Rescue Services (IFRS) Commissioner Dedi Simchi said Friday morning.
According to Simchi, starting this weekend, a heatwave is expected to hit the country, with extremely high temperatures and low humidity. The IFRS’ Elad aerial firefighting squadron will be on operational alert. Israel Police’s helicopters will also be used to fight the flames.
“I call upon hikers to show responsibility and refrain from lighting fires in open areas and parks in the coming days due to the danger of wildfires spreading rapidly,” Simchi said. “We shall promote a fire-safe environment and protect nature, which we all cherish.”
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