Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

7 injured in Beit Hanina fire

By
June 30, 2014 16:42

A Monday morning fire on the ground floor of a four-story Beit Hanina apartment building in the eastern section of the capital resulted in seven injuries, police said. According to a police spokesman, the fire started at approximately 7 a.m., at which time the blaze prevented the residents of the apartment from escaping through their front door. “There was too much smoke for them to get out on the ground floor, so a fire department dispatcher instructed them to go to the roof until emergency services arrived,” the spokesman said.

Upon arriving at the scene, police cordoned-off the area as fire fighters extinguished the blaze. Five of the residents were subsequently treated for light-to-moderate injuries, while two were treated for smoke inhalation at Hadassah University Medical Center, police said. “The apartment was badly damaged and an investigation has been opened by police and fire officials to determine if it was the result of a criminal act,” the spokesman said.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 26, 2017
Netanyahu: Israel has thwarted 'many' attacks on its foreign embassies

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 29
    Beer Sheva
    16 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 17 - 28
    Jerusalem
    15 - 22
    Haifa
  • 20 - 35
    Elat
    19 - 33
    Tiberias