Woman Dies in Apartment Fire

Sixty year-old woman dies in Kiryat Arba; second death from an apartment fire in 24 hours.

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Shlomo Pitrikovsky, | updated: 10:14

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A 60 year-old woman has died Sunday morning, after a fire broke out in her apartment in Kiryat Arba (near Hevron). 

Magen David Adom (MDA) teams and firefighters were called to the apartment at about 8:06 am, following reports that a fire had broken out and was quickly spreading.

The woman was declared dead at the scene. Four other people suffered minor injuries and were treated on-site; they have been transferred to local hospitals for evaluation. 

This is the second death to occur due to an apartment fire in 24 hours. Another 60 year-old woman was declared dead in Tel Aviv in the early hours of Sunday morning due to an apartment fire; police are investigating the source.