Sunday, July 16, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon spoke on the phone with the mayor of Safed Ilan Somatom and received preliminary information about caused by fire damage and number of victims.
Among other things it turned out that among the victims are the elderly whose houses were not insured.
The press service of the Ministry of Finance reports that Moshe Kahlon promised that his Department will consider providing assistance to the affected families.
July 16 in the area of mA’ale Knan in Safed there was a fire of dry grass and shrubs. The fire occurred in the vicinity of residential houses. Firefighters failed to prevent the spread of fire to residential buildings.
Safed’s mayor declared a state of emergency, allowing without superfluous bureaucracy to resolve issues related to the livelihoods of the city, including to withdraw from the vacation experts.
By order of the mayor, the district house of culture «Blum» was converted into a center for temporary stay of families who cannot return to their homes.
The experts of the engineering Department started to inspect buildings affected by the fire. They have to assess the extent of the damage and safety of buildings.