A massive early-morning fire ripped through an assisted living facility in Spring Valley. The fire started at around 1:00AM at the “Evergreen Court For Adults” located at 65 Lafayette Street. Hatzolah and EMS dispatched around 20 ambulances and treated many victims.
Sadly, one resident has died and one firefighter is missing and presumed dead. The missing firefighter is a member of the Spring Valley Fire Dept. who was one of the first people on the scene and was helping rescue residents. Officials believe he got lost on the third floor and could not find his way out.
Dozens of trapped residents were rescued by firefighters.
Rockland Chaveirim was on the scene assisting as well.
Dramatic video footage captured the moment part of the building collapsed. CPR was being performed by Hatzolah on one victim.
Local Yeshiva school busses as well as the Rockland Chaveirim Command Center were being used to keep elderly residents warm and to transport them to other locations.
The cause of the fire was unknown.
Additional information and complete story will be published when it becomes available to YWN.
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