Mother, daughter killed in Tel Aviv apartment fire

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 18, 2013 08:27

Electric heater likely set mattress on fire, starting blaze; 80-year-old woman, daughter believed to have died from smoke inhalation.




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FIREFIGHTER stands outside an apartment building fire. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

A fire broke out in a Tel Aviv apartment on Arlozorov Street overnight Sunday killing a mother and daughter.

Firefighters called to the scene by neighbors who smelled smoke forced their way into the apartment through a window and put out the blaze. They then discovered the bodies of an approximately 80-year-old woman and her daughter, who was in her 50s. MDA paramedics pronounced the women dead on the scene.

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An initial investigation into the incident determined that an electric heater set a mattress on fire, sparking the conflagration.

The mother and daughter are believed to have died of smoke inhalation.


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