Massive Fire Destroys Home And Shul In Kiryas Joel; Sifrei Torah B’H Rescued [VIDEO & PHOTOS]


A fast moving fire destroyed a Shul and a home in Kiryas Joel on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire started just after 12:00PM at a structure located at 282 Mountainview Drive. The building is located on the Monroe – Kiryas Joel line/border. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene, and a second alarm was transmitted.

The home has a Shul inside, reported to be Bais Medrash Ohr Hachayim.

Dramatic footage below shows people rescuing the Sifrei Torah from the building, as heavy flames are seen blowing through the roof.

There were B”H no reported injuries as of this posting. Additional information will be published as it becomes available to us.

(Yossi Taub – YWN)


  1. How about an update on the cause YWN?

    And an apology from these “Dan lekaf zechus” commenters would be nice…

    Even if they were joking, not everything is a joke, or should be joked about.