(September 25, 2022 / JNS) Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market suffered “heavy damage” due to a fire that broke out there on Saturday, according to Israeli authorities.
The conflagration sent up plumes of smoke that could be seen across the city. No injuries were reported due to the blaze.
While the cause of the fire remains unknown, it was fueled by gas canisters and electrical sources, Israeli media reported.
In the interim, an arson investigator has been employed to help determine the source of the blaze.
The incident comes one day before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown on Sunday and ahead of which the market, which is closed on Saturday, is generally bustling with shoppers making last-minute preparations for the holiday.
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