Factory fire sends smoke across city

Almost 50 firefighters fought for more than five hours to control a massive fire that broke out in an industrial building in south Tel Aviv.

By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY (TRANSLATED)
May 29, 2008 15:52

Almost 50 firefighters fought for more than five hours to control a massive fire that broke out in an industrial building in south Tel Aviv this week, reports www.local.co.il. The blaze erupted suddenly in the four-storey building near the central bus station last Saturday afternoon, and quickly threatened to spread to neighboring buildings. Firefighters were called in from Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Holon to control the fire, which sent billowing clouds of black smoke across much of Tel Aviv. The building, which houses a textile factory, a shoe factory and a printer's workshop, was severely damaged by the fire and police closed off the area while municipal engineers began checking whether the building might collapse.


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