A Jerusalem woman and her 4 daughters were killed in a house fire today (Sunday). The girls were between the ages of 2 and 12.







The woman set her apartment on fire before she hanged herself

The woman set her apartment on fire before she hanged herself Photo Credit: Magen David Adom Jerusalem/ Channel 2 News

A woman in her 30s and her 4 daughters between the ages of 2 and 12 were killed in a fire that broke out in their Jerusalem apartment. It appears based on a preliminary investigation that the woman lit her house on fire before killing herself.

At around 4:20 pm today (Sunday), the fire department was alerted of a fire on the fifth floor of a building in Jerusalem. 4 firefighter units were dispatched to the scene and found the woman who hanged herself on her balcony. She was soon thereafter declared dead on arrival.







Four girls were killed, between 2 and 12 years of age.

Four girls were killed, between 2 and 12 years of age. Photo Credit: Magen David Adom Jerusalem/ Channel 2 News

The units evacuated through the balcony 4 additional casualties, the woman’s daughters: a 2-year-old, 7-year-old and two 12-year-olds. Magen David Adom first responders attempted to resuscitate the girls but in the end declared their death after they suffered from severe burns and smoke inhalation.