Bucharim Neighborhood Fire Caused By Children Playing With Fire

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On Tuesday evening, a large fire broke out in a four-story building on Musayof Street in the Bucharim neighborhood of Jerusalem, as reported by YWN-Israel.

Five fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the site, and the firemen entered the building, as heavy smoke from burning wooden beams bellowed from the building as firemen searched for trapped persons, and fighting the fire, which came dangerously close to gas cylinders.

Fire investigators have learned the fire started as a result of the burning of a wooden storage facility that was erected in an unsafe and improper manner on the top floor of the building, and spread to the roof of the building, and there many gas cylinders in proximity and there was fear they would explode. They were all stored in a pirated, unsafe and dangerous fashion.

Fire inspectors have determined that the fire appears to have been started by children playing with fire near the stored wood at the top of the staircase. As a result, the stored wood ignited and spread to the rooftop.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)