October 23, 2011

Williamsburg – 2-Alarm fire in South 8th St Shul (Pictures & Clip) [Updated]

Posted in Pictures, Satmar, Williamsburg at 11:08 AM by SatmarNews

Over 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire in a Brooklyn synagogue early Sunday morning.

Over 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire in a Satmar synagogue early Sunday morning.

The fire started in the basement of the Satmar Synagogue on South 8th Street and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg at 4:40 a.m Sunday. Firefighters from 27 fire companies responded to the blaze, which FDNY officials say appears to be electrical.

The building sustained some fire and water damage, but police and fire officials told NBC New York that the structure is safe.

There are also a few residential apartments on the top floors of the building, and residents were evacuated.

Multiple pairs of Tfilen were R”l burned in the fire, all Seifer Torah’s were rescued on time by heroic Shomrim (WSPU) Volunteers.

There are no reported injuries from the fire.

 

 

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