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The call for a major fire on Histadrut Street in Ashkelon came in on motzei Shabbos at 8:52PM. Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah units responded to the residential structure.
Upon the arrival of emergency responders, it was clear persons were still inside the structure. One many, in his 50s, fell from a second story window as he was trying to escape the flames. He was transported with head injuries in moderate condition to the trauma unit of Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
Emergency personnel assisted residents in evacuating the building.
Hospital spokesperson Ayelet Kedar reported the man’s condition as moderate following his arrival, adding he was undergoing diagnostic tests to determine the extent of his injuries.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: Media Resource Group)