After hours of searching, a four-year-old girl was found dead after a fire broke out on the fourth floor of a building at 17 Avraham Talmud Street in Jerusalem on Thursday. The fire was brought under control earlier in the evening.
Fire and Rescue chief Eyal Caspi had arrived at the scene of the incident earlier to monitor the search efforts for the trapped girl.
Additional firefighters who arrived at the scene broke into the building's stairwell and rescued an elderly woman from the lower floor who was evacuated to the hospital for further treatment. Meanwhile, crews went up to the roof of the building and began efforts to extinguish the attic that burned completely while the roof of the building collapsed.
Police said officers worked with the fire department at the scene of the fire. "The police who arrived at the scene began operations to close off the scene to allow the emergency and rescue forces to operate at the scene. In addition, traffic police were deployed in the area to maintain a lane for emergency traffic. The forces continue to act at this time to scan the building and locate trapped people."
Earlier this week, seven people were injured in a fire in a four-story building on Greenbaum Street in Netanya. Medical crews who arrived at the scene treated the injured, including two seriously, one in moderate condition and four in mild condition, and evacuated them to Laniado Medical Center in the city.
Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.