Blaze breaks out at Dead Sea hotel, 6 suffer smoke inhalation

September 29, 2015 17:20


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Firefighters evacuated a hotel full of holiday guests at the Dead Sea on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire broke out on the tenth floor.

Several fire crews were called to the Leonardo Privilege Hotel to battle the blaze, and within about an hour of reporting the blaze to the media the Negev branch of the Fire Service reported that they had established control over the blaze.

A total of six people suffered from smoke inhalation, including a baby, an adult guest and four hotel employees, according to the Fire Service.

The Fire Service said Tuesday afternoon they had not yet determined what caused the blaze, but that an investigation has been opened.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Iran defense minister: Iran to unveil new fighter jets