An elderly man was R”L killed in a Jersey City fire Wednesday night, and officials are pointing the cause to a menorah.
Sources tell YWN that the deadly blaze took place at at around 5:20PM at 2465 Kennedy Boulevard, Gifford Avenue in the Lincoln View Apartments.
The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes, but sadly, the occupant of the apartment was killed.
The Niftar has been identified as Jerome Miller, 83. He was a retired Dean of Communication and College Affairs at Touro College.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office worked closely with Rabbi Abe Friedman, Rabbi Zvi Gluck of Amudim, and Rabbi Moshe Krupka, Executive Vice President at Touro College on identifying the Niftar – and ensuring proper Kavod Hames.
Final U/D Jersey City, NJ – 2465 Kennedy Blvd – Fatal 2nd Alarm – Fire is under control. Authorities reporting they have 1 person deceased. Active investigation.
— NorthJersey Dispatch (@NNJnews) December 5, 2018
Last year we lost Aliza Azan and her three children in a tragic fire — this holiday season, please keep their family and loved ones in your thoughts and exercise extreme caution with any candles or open flame. https://t.co/woCbVcdkRr
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 5, 2018
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