A fire broke out Monday near a Modiin adjacent IDF
base, prompting some 25 firefighting teams to arrive at the scene. After hours of working to extinguish the flames, the firefighters managed to control the fire just before midnight.
According to the IDF, soldiers serving at the Adam Base were not evacuated, but were ordered to assemble at a part of the base that was not exposed to the flames. Two soldiers were nonetheless treated in the base for smoke inhalation.
No damage was reported.
Though the fire erupted outside the base, the firefighters expressed concern that the flames might spread to the area of armories in the facility.
Firefighters near Adam base (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
The reason for the fire has yet to be determined.
Central District Fire Department Chief Meir Harel told Ynet: "Since the afternoon we've been working to put out the fire, but in the last few hours the wind changed direction and the fire spread to the base and the training facilities."
Harel stressed that the forces' main goal was to prevent the flames from reaching the bunkers in the base and Highway 6.
The local fire department was fighting a fire that broke out in the area Monday, and managed to control the flames only temporarily, until the blaze erupted again.
Over the past few days, several heat-wave-induced fires have broken out across Israel,
with numerous fires in Lachish, including a forest fire to which 20 teams and six firefighting planes were rushed, and blazes near the Aminadav forest west of Jerusalem, near the Hadassim
boarding school, in Ashdod and in Nitzan.
- Receive Ynetnews updates
directly to your desktop