A mother and her young children were among 16 people injured, one seriously, in a massive fire that broke out in a Haifa apartment block on Monday.
After igniting in a second-floor apartment, the blaze ripped through the building on Ibn Gvirol Street, 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 saved the life of the seriously injured man. They evacuated the approximately 30-year-old woman, in addition to her 3-year-old and 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.