Four seriously injured in fire in Jerusalem

Eight people, including parents and their two children, injured in fire in Jerusalem. Four of the victims are in serious condition.

Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 05:02

Fire (illustration)
Fire (illustration)
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Eight people were injured overnight Thursday in a fire that broke out in a residential building in Jerusalem.

Among the injured were two parents, their 14-year-old daughter and their 9-year-old son, all of whom suffered serious injuries. They were evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Hospital in the city.

In addition, one person was evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital with anxiety. Three others were treated by Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene.

The cause of the fire is unclear. The police are investigating and have arrested a suspect in connection with the investigation.

On Thursday morning, two children were moderately injured in a fire that broke out in a residential building in Holon.

Firefighters who were summoned to the scene were able to extinguish the flames. The fire, which broke out on the first floor of a residential building, is believed to have been caused by an electric short circuit.

In total, seven people were rescued from the building. The two children who were moderately injured were evacuated to the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The rest of the victims are in light condition.

On Wednesday morning, a man and a woman were critically injured in a fire that broke out in a residential building in Jerusalem's Beit Yisrael neighborhood.

The two, an elderly woman about 80 years of age and a man about 30 years of age, were evacuated to hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation.




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