On Hatana Street in the Nahalat Menachem neighborhood in Kiryat Malachi, a fire broke out on Thursday inside an apartment in a residential building, in the apartment of a Chabad family.
Firefighters who arrived at the scene identified smoke and flames coming out of an apartment on the second floor of a 3-story building.
The owners of the apartment left the house and the firefighters evacuated all the occupants of the building.
At the same time, firefighters conducted a search to locate trapped people and rowed to the scene of the fire. The focus of the fire was a large sofa in the living room of the house.
Two local police officers who tried to help civilians in the building inhaled smoke and were evacuated for medical treatment.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze. There were no casualties among the building’s occupants.
The apartment was badly damaged. Documentation of the Rebbe shows the picture of the Rebbe on the wall – which remained intact.