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Another Serious Fire Breaks out in Center of Tel Aviv; Four Injured

February 14, 1966
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A serious fire in the basement of an office building at 2 Pinsker Street, at Moghrabi Square, in the center of Tel Aviv, caused injuries to four persons, including a child, this weekend, indirectly brought about the death of a youth whose scooter collided with a fire engine on the way to the conflagration, and forced the evacuation of surrounding office buildings.

The fire started in quarters occupied by a cosmetics laboratory, and resulted in damage to the building estimated at tens of thousands of pounds. Police authorities said the “possibility of arson is not excluded. ” Traces of highly-inflammable materials and fuel-soaked floors were found in the charred remains of the basement.

The blaze occurred just a week after fire destroyed the five-story Zim Building in this city, causing the death of one man and the injury of to others. The damage to the Zim Building was estimated at about $1,333,000.

Meanwhile, last night, guests were evacuated from the Dan Carmel Hotel, in Haifa, when a blaze threatened the hostelry. The fire was on a stairway leading to the top floor of the 10-story hotel, and broke out in a pile of mattresses. There was “extensive” damage to the stairway, but no one was injured.

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