Woman tragically dies in Ashdod fire

35-year-old found with no signs of life during apartment fire in coastal city; cause of blaze remains a mystery.

Ari Yashar,

Scene of Ashdod apartment fire
Scene of Ashdod apartment fire
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A 35-year-old woman tragically died on Monday due to a fire that broke out in an apartment on Kibbutz Galuyot Street in the coastal city of Ashdod.

A Magen David Adom (MDA) team was dispatched to the scene after receiving a call to its emergency hotline.

MDA paramedics sought to give the wounded woman medical treatment, but were forced to pronounce her death.

Before the medics unsuccessfully tried to save the woman's life, Ashdod firefighters who were called up to the site managed to gain control over the blaze, allowing the medical team to enter the apartment.

It remains unclear what caused the fire, and the fire department has launched an investigation to try and untangle the circumstances.

MDA paramedic Keren Levy who arrived on scene said, "this was a fire in an apartment on the first floor of a three storey building."

"Immediately after the firefighting activities we went into the apartment, where we found a woman aged around 35 with no signs of life. Unfortunately we had no choice but to determine her death."

Paramedics from United Hatzalah were also on hand.

Yisrael Eichental, head of the Ashdod chapter of United Hatzalah described the scene.

"When the United Hatzalah volunteers from the ambucycle unit arrived at the scene they found a house that was locked at the ground floor with flames and smoke rising out of the building.

"The volunteers waited for the fire and rescue teams who broke into the burning house where they found a woman who was already deceased. A Magen David Adom ambulance team was forced to declare her death on site."

Video courtesy of United Hatzalah




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