Boro Park is in mourning today after word spread of a horrible tragedy which took the lives of a Frum couple.
The 3-alarm fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in a two and a half story house at 1174 44th Street early Monday morning.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and flames on the first floor.
By the time they got into the home, the fire had spread to the second floor.
The victims, a 61-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman, were found unconscious in a back bedroom.
They were rushed to the hospital by Hatzolah, but both were unfortunately pronounced dead at Maimonides Hospital.
Their 19-year-old daughter was also pulled out of the home, but Boruch Hashem is in stable condition.
The cause of the fire is to be determined by NYC Fire Marshall.
Misaskim has been on the scene since the fire and working closely with the NYC Fire Marshall, the NYC Medical Examiner and the NYPD to ensure proper Kavod Hames.
The couple has been identified as R’ Chaim Eluzer Shulem (ben Tuvia Gedalia) Gluck Z”L and Mrs Faigy Gluck A”H.
A person who Davens with the Niftar every morning called him an extremely special person. He tells YWN that R’ Chaim was the one who arrived at Shul first and was the one to unlock the Shul (K’hal Ohr Chaim) and open the building at 4:30AM every single morning. The entire Shul was crying by 5:30AM when the realized who was killed in the fire….
The Levaya will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30PM Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park.
Please be Mispallel for Chana bas Chava Faiga, who suffered sever smoke inhalation. She is in Stable condition, but needs our Tefillos.
Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes….
PHOTOS BY HESHY RUBENSTEIN – DEE VOCH
(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)