Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Fire In Kiryas Joel Synagogue Thought To Be Arson
Kiryas Yoel - KJFD and Fire Departments from surrounding areas responded earlier this morning to a fire in the basement of the Satmar synagogue on Garfield Road.
The fire originated in the laundry room of the 100X150 four story synagogue at 9 Garfield Road spreading to 3 rooms and filling the building with smoke before it was contained.
Fire Departments from Monroe, Harriman, Washingtonville, Cornwall-On-Hudson and Kiryas Joel Hatzolah all responded. Orange and Rockland utility was requested to cut the power
I'm told the fire department believes the fire to be arson, although I do not have confirmation of this yet.