Hospital in Jerusalem partly evacuated after fire breaks out; 2 injured

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Late this afternoon, a fire broke out at the Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center in Jerusalem. The public psychiatric hospital is located between the capital’s northwestern Givat Shaul and Har Nof neighborhoods.

According to a Health Ministry announcement, hospital staff and firefighters quickly evacuated patients from the area of the fire, bringing them to another department.

All patients are safe, but two staff members who worked to put out the fire and did initial rescue searches suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to Hadassah Medical Center for treatment. They were fully conscious.

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