UPDFATED: Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Yeshiva Belle Harbor Dormitory [VIDEOS]


A fire ripped through the dormitory of Yeshiva Mercaz HaTorah of Belle Harbor on Friday morning, causing serious damage.

The FDNY tells YWN that the fire started at around 10:00AM in the top floor of the three-story dormitory located at 512 Beach 130th Street near Beach Channel Drive.

Bichasdei Hashem, all occupants of the dormitory were not injured. Unfortunately, a firefighter sustained injuries and was being treated by Paramedics on the scene.

The high winds and frigid temperatures caused issues for firefighters battling the blaze, and a second alarm was requested for additional manpower to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

There was tremendous loss including personal belongings and clothing of the bochurim, and the Yeshiva has launched an emergency campaign. Please click here to help the Yeshiva!

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