Man, 60, dies in Jerusalem building fire 

Others suffer minor injuries as a result of smoke inhalation in city’s second major building blaze this week

A building damaged in a fire in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem, November 25, 2020. (Courtesy: Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson)

A 60-year-old man died late Wednesday night in a fire that broke out in the storage area of a building in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem.

After the fire was reported, teams of firefighters rushed to the scene and managed to control the spread of the flames.

While evacuating the residents, firefighters conducted a search of the building and found a man in the storage area of the building with severe burns and no vital signs.

Medical personnel at the scene pronounced him dead.

A number of people were treated for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured.

Police announced that they will launch an investigation into the cause of the fire.

On Tuesday morning dozens of people were rescued by firefighting teams after a massive blaze engulfed a residential building complex in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Romema.

According to Hebrew-language media reports, some residents tried to jump from buildings as flames spread from the fire, which started in a parking lot.

The regional fire service commander told Channel 12 news that the Tuesday blaze could have been prevented or its severity reduced with a number of basic protocols.

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