A family in the Romema neighborhood of Jerusalem was left homeless after
their apartment was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Thursday
morning. According to initial firefighter investigations, the fire
started in the bedroom of a top floor apartment on the corner of HaTurim
and Rashi streets.
Though the firefighters used mechanical means to
disperse the copious amounts of smoke, the smoke caused serious damage
to the apartment and it was rendered uninhabitable after part of the
ceiling collapsed. Social services came to deal with the family and
firefighters are opening an investigation into the cause of the fire.