Two women perish in Tel Aviv blaze

Two women perish in Tel Aviv blaze

Heater left on overnight seen as probable cause of fire

Two women, likely a mother and her daughter, were killed in a fire that broke out in a Tel Aviv apartment early Monday morning.

Firefighters arrived at the scene after receiving a call near 3 a.m., and put out the flames, which were raging in the fourth-story apartment.

When they burst into the apartment, they found the two bodies.

Police and firefighters were investigating. Preliminary assessments pointed to a heater, left on overnight, as the cause of the blaze.

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