16 hurt in Haifa apartment fire, including mother

16 hurt in Haifa apartment fire, including mother

A mother and her young children were among 16 people injured, one seriously, in a massive fire which broke out in a Haifa apartment block on Monday.


After igniting in a second-floor apartment, the blaze ripped through the Ibn Gvirol Street building, leaving one man in serious condition, one person in moderate condition and another 11 people with light injuries.

Five firefighter units battled the blaze, entered the burning building and saving the life of the seriously injured man and evacuating the approximately 30-year-old woman and her 3- to 6-year-old children.


The majority of the victims were evacuated to Haifa’s Rambam Hospital.


The cause of the fire is still being investigated.