WATCH: Apartment building fire breaks out in Ramat Gan; no injuries reported

June 13, 2016 14:50

Fire engulfs building in Ramat Gan

Fire engulfs building in Ramat Gan

A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon on the ninth floor of a 15 floor apartment building in the Tel Aviv suburb Ramat Gan.

Fire and rescue teams were on the scene. Ladders were being used to evacuate residents.

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Police closed of traffic to Hahalacha Junction on Ayalon Freeway.

"When we received the call about the fire we feared that there were people still trapped inside the building," according to a MDA spokesperson.

"We arrived to the scene with a number of ambulances, mobile intensive care units, and MDA motorcycles with equipment for treating smoke and burn victims and in coordination with fire and police sources we surrounded the building and were prepared for any injuries."

"Tenants have passed though our medical examinations and fortunately no one has needed medical treatment. We continue to stand by and are prepared to take tare of anyone who need," he added.  

Several nearby vehicles caught on fire after flaming objects fell from the building.

No injuries were reported.

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