1 October 2021 | 13:12
Flashes, legal / criminal
Police opened an investigation recently (Friday) with a report of a fire in a residential building on Arad Street in Haifa during which the building’s occupants were evacuated and six other occupants were lightly injured (according to medical sources) as a result of smoke inhalation and some were evacuated for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, Haifa police officers recently arrested a 21-year-old Haifa resident on suspicion of setting the fire apparently in the building’s shelter. The police intend to request an extension of the suspect’s detention in the Magistrate’s Court in Haifa tomorrow.
A coastal district fire investigator who came to investigate the circumstances of the fire determined that the fire apparently broke out following an arson.