Large crews of firefighters were able to control the blaze. Dozens of soldiers were evacuated from offices located near the fire.
An officer stationed at the base said: “I heard a strong explosion this morning – I looked at the sky and saw a mushroom cloud of smoke... as if a missile had struck the base.
"The Kirya's security forces immediately evacuated the soldiers who stood nearby and many firefighting vehicles entered the base,” he added.
The IDF Spokesman's Init said that there was heavy damage to the dining room that serves soldiers in mandatory service (sherut sadir).